Dave does try to make the best out of this situation. And I am so proud of him for that. This last week Dave was so excited because someone new had come into his pod that was interested in learning about Aviation. Since Dave has been imprisoned he has not met one person that really wanted to learn about flying. But this last week he met a young man that wanted to learn more. If anyone truly knows Dave, then they would know that his first love in life of course is his family and God and his next would absolutely be aviation. This gave him a boost this last week as he was able to teach this young man how exciting aviation can be.
Ever since Dave was a little boy he enjoyed reading aviation magazines. He even had little metal airplane toys that he would fly around the house and pretend he was a pilot. He always dreamed of being a professional pilot. He worked really hard after high school graduation to obtain his pilots license. After we were married he was able to accomplish many of his goals in aviation. He obtained several ratings, licenses and two years ago he became a flight instructor. It took Dave several years to accomplish these goals because he always put his family first before anything. He made sure his family was taken care of before he would spend money on aviation.
I have asked Dave many times what he loves about flying. I remember him saying that when he is flying he feels he is above the worries of life. He feels closer to God because of the miracle of flight.