I took my first flight in April of 2000. I was in my 3rd year at Polytechnic University, and the school had a campus right near Republic Airport on Long Island. I remember there was a big sign “Fly an airplane, only $99!”. I couldn’t resist that offer, and I’m glad that I didn’t. That one flight got me hooked. I’ve been flying ever since, and enjoying ever moment of it. In addition to being a flight instructor I’m also a software engineer. I developed various aviation related applications for iPhones, iPads, and Android devices.