Tom has been smitten with airplanes since he was 3 years old, and finally got his private pilot license when he was in his 30. He's been writing software for his career, and been lucky enough to work for two airlines, and have 5 years writing air traffic control software. Tom has also built and flown a Cozy MkIV.
It was a humid early September evening after a hot day. In Minnesota, that means when it cools off in the evening, the clouds come up, and the thunderstorms start. I hadn’t considered what would be happening later in the evening.