Luc Zipkin

YP 1

Founder & President – Middlebury, CT

President, Chapter No. 6

Member, Chapter No. 1

Luc Zipkin serves as the Founder and President of the Executive Board of Young Pilots USA, and is responsible for the organization and management of national-scale operations, also serving as President of YP Chapter No. 6. in East Haddam, CT. He first got involved in aviation through his father, who got his pilot's license as a teenager and started an air charter business.

Luc is a volunteer and member of the Warbirds of America division of the Experimental Aircraft Association, the Connecticut chapter of the Soaring Society of America, the Sugarbush Soaring Association, the Tunison Foundation, and the D-Day Squadron. He is Director of Content for the Purple America Initiative, a Seattle-based youth political discourse organization with over 400 members, an Eagle Scout, and a sometime freelance writer and tutor.

He is a senior at Kent School in Kent, CT, and previously attended public schools in Middlebury, CT and in France. Luc is a U.S. and French citizen, and speaks English and French fluently, and also Spanish, although very poorly.

Luc is a Private Pilot with an ASEL rating and flies the Schweizer SGS 2-33A, Piper J3C-65 Cub, and Cessna 170. He has over 200 hours of total time and has flown 17 different types of aircraft, including multi-engine and turbine aircraft, seaplanes, gliders, and warbirds. As the pilot of the Cross-Country Cub flight, he is one of the youngest people to ever fly solo across the United States, and the youngest to do it solo in a Piper Cub.

Luc lives in Middlebury, CT with his parents and brother, Ben (14) when not at school in Kent, CT or travelling by Piper Cub for Young Pilots USA and for pleasure (usually blurring the line, since it's pretty hard not to have fun in a Cub.)