George's introduction to flying began at an early age. He went with his father to a nearby grass airport in Eastern Ohio to watch a Twin Beech during its low pass hook the air mail bag from the line suspended between two poles. This was the Pony Express of the late 1940s. His flight instruction began as a student at The Ohio State University; Cessna 150 N19OSU. He made it through a cold, snowy winter nine weeks in 1963. His last flying was also at Ohio State as an instructor in the University’s Flight Training Clinic. After his ASEL Private, George added the commercial, instrument then flight instructors, CFII. MEL and ATP followed later. His flying was never an occupation however always a devoted avocation. George flew through 2200 something hours.