Podcast Episode 002 – Thankful Aviators
Happy Thanksgiving everyone!
It occurred to me the other day that since it’s Thanksgiving week, it would be a great time for me to tell you about some of the people who have helped me in my aviation career.
Join me this week, along with a very special guest, my daughter Morgan Showalter.
We discuss the following people and the impact they have had on my life:
Marvin Showalter: My uncle.
Al Rice: My introductory flight instructor at Moody Aviation.
Jerry Foulk, Dick Martin, and Gary Robinson: A&P instructors at Moody Aviation.
Bill Powell: My private pilot check ride examiner. (Find out how I have a good memory of this check ride, even though I failed it the first time.)
Dan Gleason: My instrument flight instructor.
Richard Kiser: Founder and previous owner of Classic Aviation (A general aviation maintenance business at SHD in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia.)
Steve Bradley: Previous manager at Classic Aviation.
Kenny Painter: My multi-engine flight instructor, among other things.
Jerry Stough: Beech V35B owner, and Classic Aviation customer for many years.
Bob Olsen: Maintenance Clinic inspector for American Bonanza Society (ABS.)
Scott and Jenny French: Cessna 182 owners, local EAA members, skydivers, friends and customers of Classic Aviation.
Tom Wilkinson: Cherokee 180 owner, local EAA member, friend and customer of Classic Aviation.
Zach Hastert: Recent A&P graduate, flight student, and my co-worker at Classic Aviation. (And… one of my valued podcast reviewers, I might add. He has given me some very valuable advice and feedback. Thank you Zach!)
Well that’s it! I am thankful to God for every one of these people, and how they have helped me to get where I am today in aviation and in life. I would not be here without them.
So… who has helped you?
Today’s challenge: Write at least one or two hand-written thank you notes to people who have made a good impact in your life… it will be greatly appreciated! Then leave me a comment and tell me briefly about it… thanks!
Next week’s podcast: How to choose a mechanic or shop; some key questions to ask to make the choice clear.
Thanks for listening, and see you next week!