I’ve been flying a long time and enamored with flight since I was a little boy. In my day job, I work for SAIC and the Johnson Space Center Flight Safety Office. Previous, I was the lead engineer for the Space Shuttle Flight Operations Safety group run by a NASA contractor. As a pilot, I am an FAA rated Commercial/Instrument pilot, ASEL, currently flying under Basic Med. My wife and I own a 2006 Flight Design CTSW equipped with a Garmin 496 with XM radio and weather. I have additional pilot time in Cessna 150 series including the Aerobat, C-172, C-182, and C-120 model aircraft; Piper Cherokees, Warriors, and Arrows; a Mooney Mark20;Citabrias and Decathalons; Grumman Cheetahs and Tigers; the Evektor SportStar Max, Flight Design CTSW, Remos GX, Van’s RV-12; Navy T-28B/C and T-2C aircraft; and more hours tan are in my logbook flying the Space Shuttle Mission Simulator and Shuttle Engineering Simulator. My total pilot time is somewhere around the 2000 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