James Casey, PhD

General Aviation

I grew up around airplanes. My grandad is a private pilot, so I became very comfortable around planes at a young age. We made many trips to Florida and Texas to see family in his plane.
I started my pilot's license when I was 15 years old. I actually did my first solo flight on my 16th birthday, the youngest legal age, and I took my pilot's test on my 17th birthday, again the youngest legal age. Sadly, after that, time and finances got a little tight, and my flying slowed for several years, until a couple years ago when I was able to get active again.
The picture above is from a flight I made with the family for the famous $100 hamburger a couple years ago. I am currently working on my instrument rating and hope to have it completed some time in 2016!