About Us

Over 1,200 pilots now count themselves as members of one the the world’s most distinguished pilot organizations, the United Flying Octogenarians (UFO). Each of its members has held an airman’s flight certificate in a fixed or rotary wing, sport, balloon or glider aircraft and exercised the privilege of pilot in command after reaching the age of eighty (80).

UFO’s goverance includes three Officers (President, Vice President and Secretary) and 30+ Area Representatives located across the country. The organization has a published Charter.

The UFO is an international, non-profit organization with members in the United States including the U.S. Virgin Islands, Canada, Argentina, Australia, France, and the United Kingdom. The United Flying Octogenarians (UFO) were founded in 1982 by J.L. Robinson and 30 other aviators over the age of 80.