Thanks sir!"I don't know one pilot that has their a&p that worked on the airplane they flew."
There was a time when I was backup pilot to a Learjet operation...when one of the regular crew was not available I got to add to my turbine hours. That ended when the mechanic they had been using got his Lear type rating. Having the A&P might make a hiring decision easier some day.
Yep; born and raised there in Riverside and Lake Shore. I went back to my 60th Lee H.S. reunion in early March. I briefly considered a flying career after I got out of the Air Force, but thought if I had to do it for a living I'd lose my passion for it. After working in aerospace engineering for a decade I switched careers and got into banking; that was a good decision as I had a decent income doing work I enjoyed and never lost my passion for flying.