My grandfather was a crewman on a B-17 in WWII and was a Delta Airlines employee for 45 years after that. He passed in 2004, after which I started to slowly grow an interest in flying. After 4 years of “thinking about it” my sister bought me a discovery flight and said “go do it”!
Rich has been an aviation enthusiast for nearly two decades, and hopes one day to become a pilot. He is a Navy veteran, and has been a paramedic, built cars for Honda, welded for Caterpillar, and been an IT generalist in a manufacturing setting. In addition to secretary on the board of directors, he serves the chapter as a Young Eagles volunteer.