Meet Andrew Godbold, Challenge Air Volunteer Pilot.
I had my first lesson on my 14th birthday, soloed at 16, and was fully licensed at 17. I was fortunate to have several mentors take me "under their wing" coupled with a supportive family at a young age. I never turned down an opportunity to wash a plane for a ride as a kid. Now, just shy of 20 years from that first lesson -- and more than 2,400+ hours later -- I still enjoy any opportunity to see God's creation from the air.
The only planes I presently own are made of foam and require a remote control, but I'm fortunate to fly a half dozen different planes on a regular basis.
My Challenge Air flights (maybe 15 or so by now) have taken place in a Cessna 172 and a Cessna 182RG.
When flying for fun, I love to fly aerobatics (i.e., upside down, etc). Beyond that, I like to point the nose towards the beach, wherever that beach maybe."