Thursday, August 18, 2011

My Pilot

I’d like to introduce you all to my hunky husband, Josh.

We’ve been together for almost 6 years now! We met freshman year of college and have been inseparable ever since. One of the very first things he ever told me about himself was that he could fly planes. I remember very distinctly saying, “Wait what?! YOU’RE a PILOT and can fly a plane?…like by yourself?!”

He received his Private Pilot’s license when he was 18 and then went to college to double major in Aviation and Business Administration. Throughout college, he was constantly at the nearby flight school gaining hours and going to ground schools (flight lessons not in an airplane). He worked his butt off and by our junior year, he received his CFI (Certified Flight Instructor) certificate. He was then hired by the flight school and began teaching students how to fly. Cue our celebration #1

He worked as a flight instructor until the beginning of 2010 when he was offered a First Officer position with a regional airline. Before he even left for the interview, I knew he’d get the job. His talent and love for flying is just so apparent. Sure enough, he out-shined his competition. Aviation celebration #2.

I’m hoping celebration #3 is right around the corner, which will be when he upgrades to Captain. Although this will mean getting worse schedules for awhile and me being an especially lonely girl –his salary will double and he’ll gain vital experience. His ultimate goal as a Pilot is to get into the major airlines. This will happen – the real question is whether he’ll be offered a job where he actually wants to go. (AKA: Delta or Southwest)

Throughout his entire journey, I have been so impressed with his hard work and determination. He actually followed his dream…something not many people do.

So Josh, if you’re ever reading this – I love you and am so PROUD to call you my husband. You’ve achieved so much already and it’s only the beginning!

He’ll be home from his trip in less than an hour…woo hoo!! Thanks for stopping by =)

8 comments:

Kelly said...

aww...so sweet that y'all are college sweethearts, seems like you two make a perfect match! Congrats to your husband for following through with his dreams and becoming successful, he also has a great girl to support him! :)

Heather said...

So sweet and what a great accomplishment! You rarely hear of people that can dream that big and actually make it come true! Hope you guys have a great weekend together!

Marisa and Brittany said...

Aww... it's so nice to be in love :o) Kudos to Josh for stepping out and reaching for his dreams! You should both be proud to have one another. Thanks for following us at Me, You, and Creamed Corn. I look forward to the fellowship!

Marisa

Katie Jones said...

Our stories sound exactly the same! My Josh went through the exact same thing with his career, and finally made Captain about 4 years ago. His schedule JUST NOW got better :/ Our next step is to move up to a major airline, but I'm scared!! Apparently they lose 30% of their pay the entire first year? NOT looking forward to that! But I cant wait for him to join the majors, I know it will complete a life long dream for him :)

Sasha said...

I love your blog, it's way cute! I hope you guys get celebration number 3 soon!

Amber Marie said...

Hey girl! I am so happy to find your blog! We have soooo much in common! I have been dating a pilot for over five years now (I'm in my senior year of college, he graduated two years ago) Jon (the bf) also got his private before college and then majored in commerical aviation. He is still a CFI here at our school in the MS delta, but we are praying for something bigger and better soon. He has been thinking about enlisting with air gaurd lately. I see you have kitties too- I have some furbabies myself! I just have found so much I like about your blog-I will be sticking around. I can't wait to get to know you better :) Stop by my page if you get a chance-Brea did my design too (which is how I found you). Have a good week!

undomestic chica said...

Woohoo Josh! So cool that he followed his dreams and you support him so much.

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