For the better part of the last decade of my life, McAir has been an integral part of who I have become, not only professionally, but personally as well. Since I first walked in the doors here several years ago as a customer until this very day, as I sit here writing this as a seasoned pilot and instructor, my life has changed in numerous ways. And every step of the way, McAir has been involved in some capacity. I know as I leave and continue on to the next chapter of my life, I'm not just a better pilot for having been involved with this school, but more importantly, a better person.
I have seen both sides of the training that goes on at McAir, both as a student who had literally never set foot inside a small airplane before, and as an instructor who has been able to help hundreds achieve the actualization of the unrivaled dream of becoming a pilot. The training is second to none, and anyone who can say that they are in some way affiliated with McAir should be proud to do so I know I am.
This school helped me achieve everything that I could ever have asked for as a pilot and then some. It enabled me to see parts of the world that I would have never otherwise seen. It enabled me to see every one of the contiguous 48 states in just 6 short (long) days. It enabled me to see flight levels instead of altitudes. It enabled me to fly a $30 million-dollar airplane with 75 people's lives in my hands down to minimums at 120 knots in a snowstorm and land on a 16,000-foot runway. The point is that McAir has enabled me to do a lot of amazing things with my life, and for that I am eternally grateful.
I will remember fondly all of the time that I have spent here, and all of the people that I have interacted with along the way. The McAir staff, from the front desk guys, to the mechanics, and to the other instructors, has been a pleasure to work with over the years, and all of that can be attributed to the environment and leadership that is provided at the top. Thank you very much for everything that you have done for me. I look forward to having McAir be a part of my life, in whatever capacity, for many years to come.