When I was a kid, I had big dreams. Really big dreams. If you’re the kind of person who regularly reads General Aviation News, you probably did too.
For years I thought I might play in the NFL. That was until I played freshman football in high school. At a diminutive 4’ 11” and well short of 100 pounds, I learned a hard lesson in the importance of being flexible in my long term planning.
My fallback plan was to become something akin to Paul McCartney. He was successful. He was popular. He played guitar. I figured I could do all that, too. And I did. Not nearly as well or for as long. Plus, I lost my hair and gained weight.
So, on to the next thing. For me, aviation came into the picture late. But I found it, and it found me, and we’ve been happy together for a few decades now.
That’s a win in my book. [Read more…]