Amy Mills - Owner
Former owner of A&M Video Production located in Westminster, MD. With two majors, a masters and ESL certification, Amy was also an educator for twelve years in both Maryland and Pennsylvania.
Scott Walter - CEO
An IT engineer for thirty years, Scott is also a certified private pilot (since 1994), a certified remote pilot; part 107 and MSF motorcycle instructor. He also drove in the Mini Stock division at Old Dominion Speedway in Manassas, VA. If it has a motor, Scott likes to tame it!
For the love of flying!
It all started with a football pool back in 1989 when I picked all 14 winners correctly. My office-mate Joe Fallahee's girlfriend Scarlet had picket 13 winners , so it all came down to the Monday night game. Luckily for me, the team I picked won. I believe it's the only time in my life that has ever happened.
At work there was a pirated version of MS Flight Simulator in which you could take off, do a loop around Meigs Field and land. A monkey could take off in the Cessna 172, just push the throttle to full, wait until 65 mph and pull back on the yoke....err mouse. However no one could land it for several reasons. We didn't have any manual for the game and no one was a pilot. The only controller at work was the above mentioned mouse. After winning the football poo,l which put 107 Somalians in my pocket, I purchased the sim and had one goal in mind, be able to land that plane. Once I started reading the manual I was completely addicted and totally enamored by the many facets of flying. Engine performance, navigation, weather, radio communication, lift, thrust, center of gravity, it was math and science and race cars all in wrapped into one venue....schwing!!
I bought a joystick and some CH pedals and began flying all around the greater Chicago area. I was buzzing buildings, skimming the lake and getting more comfortable flying VOR radials and such. I decided it was time to look into flying a real plane. I took Suzuki 550 over to GAI, my local airstrip and interviewed folks at the two adjacent flying schools asking each what they had to offer and why I should chose them. I signed up for ground school at Congressional Air and attended my very first class on Tue. July 13 1993. That dates is forever embedded in the mind because it's the day my all time favorite race car driver Davey Allison passed away after crashing a helicopter he was piloting while attempting to land at the Talladega Motor Speedway. I walked into the class tentatively and completely heartbroken. I was also second-guessing my new hobby of choice. Was this some kind of sign? I pushed on.
You never EVER forget your first solo! When my ultra-cool instructor Doug Jenson looked at me and said, "ok, you got this, take it around the pattern" and hopped out and closed the door, my heart skipped a beat or three. There was no talk prior to this day warning me for what was in store. I thought, well, let's do this! Going through the motions everything was simple until the downwind leg, then it was wayyy too quiet. No one harassing me, nit picking my altitude or the plane's configuration. No one joking and trying to purposely distract me, just silence in the cockpit and the sound of the prop and it's usual hum. I turned to base then final and thought, well Scotty-boy, no one is gonna land this puppy but you. Historically, your first solo landing is usually one of the best landings in your life. Never ever in your entire piloting career are you as singularly focused as are you make your first solo landing. I greased in in perfectly and grinned from ear to ear, it's quite a satisfying accomplishment.
...To be continued:-).
I'll finish my tale soon, so swing by often. We post articles quite regularly from many varied sources. In the mean time check out our drone services and updates. Next you'll get to hear Amy's story as well, which will involve lots of animals, she's a lover of all that walks this beautiful planet.
If you have a dream or passion, follow it and don't be deterred by anything or anyone. This isn't a dress rehearsal, this is your life so live it!!
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Scott and Amy