I wanted to thank you for Meg Godlewski’s article about Rob Drake and Christy Helgeson, which ran in the Christmas Eve issue. Thanks for showcasing the diversity of our aviation community. At the risk of sounding clichéd, it is an inspiration to read about Rob’s passion for flight, and how his circumstances aren’t getting in the way of becoming a pilot. I’m sure he’s going to be one heck of a pilot when he’s finished, and I’d fly with him any time.
Kudos, too, to Christy Helgeson, for her flexibility in teaching Rob how to fly. As an aspiring CFI, I enjoy reading about teaching situations, especially if they’re “out of the norm.”