It totally runs the gamut. A good buddy of minewho works in the firm and who flies planeshe and I go out a lot. Then, some of my instructors are barely scraping by. One of them works at a convenience store. He is an instructor so that he [is able to] fly all the time. Some of these guys are old-timers who pretty much build their own planes.
Once you get all your certifications, is there a certain place you want to fly?
I'd love to fly to the Caribbean. I think island hopping through the Caribbean would be a lot of fun.
Do you find this is your outlet when things are stressful at work?
Absolutely. I think it's a great stress reliever. Work is so busy, and it's really nice to simply escape into a world that's completely different.
But at the same time, it's a world that fits my skills. There's such a technical aspect of flying. There's so much focus that it takes that I really enjoy learning about it. I enjoy being a student of flying. So, it also satisfies that side of me that helps me in law, which is always learning, always trying something new or trying something different, and never being satisfied with doing the same thing over and over again.