I’ve been flying a long time and enamored with flight since I was a little boy. In my day job, I lead the Space Shuttle Flight Operations Safety group for a NASA contractor. As a pilot, I am an FAA rated Commercial/Instrument pilot, ASEL, currently flying under Light Sport rules. My wife and I own a 2006 Flight Design CTSW equipped with a Garmin 496 with XM radio and weather. I have pilot time in Cessna 150 series including the Aerobat, 172 series, 182 series and 120 model aircraft, in Piper Cherokees, Warriors, and Arrows, in a Mooney Mark20, in Citabrias and Decathalons, in Grumman Cheetahs and Tigers, the Evektor SportStar Max, the Flight Design CTSW, Navy T-28B/c and T-2C aircraft, and some hours in the Space Shuttle Mission Simulator. My total pilot time is somewhere around the 1300 hrs mark, and I have an additional 1100 hrs or so flight time as a Radar Intercept Officer in the now retired Navy F-14A.
My wife Connie has an hour or so as a student pilot in a Grumman Cheetah but she is an accomplished navigator and co-pilot in the Cheetah and now our CTSW.
Andy and Connie