I cannot easily express how excited I am about this new site; aviation has been a passion of mine for nearly 20 years. I enjoy all aspects of aviation from the aerodynamics and physics behind it all to the cools gadgets and electronics used to make flying easier and safer.
When I was 16 I had the pleasure of taking a discovery flight in a little Cessna 152, it was an experience of a lifetime an one I will never forget! For the parents out there, think about taking your son or daughter to the local flight school for a discovery flight. Even if they have never expressed a direct interest in flying, it will be an adventure they talk about for years to come. There really is a very good chance they may even fall in love with aviation and have a drive to succeed in an industry they never would have considered before.
I started flying lessons to earn my Private Pilot license when I turned 18 and passed the check ride a few months later. Then after high school I was accepted to Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach, FL. While attending Embry-Riddle I had the pleasure of earning a fantastic degree in Aeronautical Science with a minor in Air Traffic Control. While studying at ERAU I also earned an instrument rating and a commercial pilot’s license as well.
Unfortunately, I’ve been away from the aviation world for far too long. I think that fact was part of the driving force behind this new website. This site will probably be more for me than any of the readers! I really look forward to writing about aviation, I look forward to reading your comments and above all I really look forward to learning more about one of my passions in my life. With this site I hope to provide an education on the benefits of a career in aviation and the training that can lead to all those benefits.
There is a joke I heard in one of my first classes when I started at Embry-Riddle and it was, “what makes a plane fly?” Of course everyone went into the physics behind thrust and lift but it wasn’t the answer the teacher was looking for, he looked at everyone and said “money!” And man was he right, aviation isn’t cheap, and it can be downright discouraging because of the costs involved, but it is also very rewarding. No one goes into a flying career for the money but I hope we are able to help direct those looking for direction to achieve their goals in this great flying community.