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 =)