Where'd I come up with the monkier of NightSolo? Well, it dawned on me one evening as I was driving to the airport. I was headed there for a solo flight, at night: what we pilots sometimes call a Night Solo. Simple, eh?

Site notes. I made the various buttons and page headers using Adobe Photoshop. The font is Berlin Sans FB, with the Outer Glow effect added. All pages were written using Notepad. I.e., I wrote all the HTML by hand. No WYSIWYG editors for me!

What I've been up to lately.

February 2018 - Present. Im a First Officer (copilot) with American Airlines, flying the A320 out of PHX. Before that, I spent 18 months flying the 737 out of the LAX-area airports. Is this the dream I've been told about?

Past Activities.

May 2005-February 2018. I was a pilot with American Eagle (later named Envoy). I flew the Saab-340B, CRJ-700, EMB-145, and EMB-175. I was mostly based at DFW, but also spent time in LAX, ORD, LGA, and MIA. Some would say I was living the dream. I like to think of it more as dreaming the life.

April 2004 - April 2006. I liked the Seattle area so much that I decided to stick around. I was a CFI (Certified Flight Instructor) at Galvin Flying.

October 2004 - March 2005 I fulfilled a lifelong dream and was a cashier at The Home Depot. I was woefully over-qualified, but it was fun while it lasted.

Fall 2003, I was in Seattle doing an internship with Alaska Airlines. It was a great experience. I made a lot of friends, made lots of contacts, and had a blast.

Here's a picture of Embry-Riddle in the snow. The decommissioned F-104 sits outside the bookstore. This is where I got my Bachelor of Science in Aeronautical Science. (fall '99 through fall '03)

This is the BS-71, a HIGHLY modified version of the SR-71 that I and a bunch of other goofballs made in AERO 121 my freshmen year at Cal Poly (fall '96 through spring '99):

And here's the real one:

Well, ok. Maybe they don't look all that different now, but they sure did in the CAD program we used. Click on the BS71 to get a better idea of why I think it's so special.

last modified 13 December 2006