, Indianapolis

, Indiana

, United States

Posted on
2020-02-13 20:48:19
“I love aviation and promote it any way that I can. I’ve been a part 107 pilot for nearly three years. For years I could not enjoy aviation as a hobby because of the cost of entry. Now that I have four boys of my own, I wanted to be able to share my passion and teach them basic electronics, principles of flight, and promote an outdoor hands on activity. Model aviation, especially amateur hobby building and flying, have allowed me to share that passion with not only my boys, but also with my community. As a community youth leader and home school stem director, I use UAS and model aviation to promote this interest among youth in my community. During the summer, I fly my small planes in neighborhood fields and parks which always leads to wonderful conversations with people who have never had any personal exposure to aviation. Even though I do not have a PPL, I can, through this hobby, do my part to inspire, innovate, and educate others who may someday be the next, Charles Lindbergh, Chuck Yeager, Robin Olds, Amelia Earhart, Howard Hughes, or Neil Armstrong.”