August 1, 2004

My Oscar Speech

I have a variety of people I would like to thank for their support during my experiences learning to fly.

First off, I want to thank my wife, who so unselfishly has let me spend so much time, effort, and money achieving this dream. Her unrelenting support helped drive me to my goal.

Additionally, I am so lucky to have a huge family (including my wife, parents, brothers, sisters, aunts, uncles, grandparents, cousins, nieces and nephews) that may not realize how much they influenced me. My family instilled in me the idea that you can achieve anything you want to and through the ups and downs of any adventure they are there for support and encouragement. My family makes an amazing safety net.

I need to thank my flight instructor who was great. As you may have known from reading my blog I started with her at another school. But when that school closed I was able to follow her to another airport and I am glad I did. She is an extremely talented pilot with great instructional skill. If anyone is looking for an instructor in Cincinnati let me know!

Lastly, special thanks to all of my friend and internet supporters. Aaron - thanks for helping me create the blog. Doug - thanks for being such a frequent reader and supporter. Richard - I learned a lot from your blog - one of the best flying blogs on the web. And to everyone else that came to the site whether you posted or just lurked!

Posted by at August 1, 2004 3:40 PM

Thanks to you also - for giving so many people such a wonderful site to look at and such amazing experiences to share!


Posted by: CJ at August 2, 2004 2:35 PM