Actually, I've been around planes since I was 2 weeks old. I've known I was going to be a pilot since I was about 2 years old, and I'd watched Top Gun so many times by about 5 years old that I could tell you all the mistakes in the movie. Aviation is my life, always has been. I've always had expensive hobbies, paintball being the main one. I've honestly spent about $4k on paintball stuff, I bought a used gun that retailed for $2,000 when it came out for $800 on Saturday, it got here yesterday. Fly fishing is nothing, because once you get a good foot in the door it becomes cheaper.
But yesterday was the first day I've really been turned loose in a plane. Randy had me do turns, and gave me pointers for smooth flight. He is a 757/767 pilot for American Airlines, and my dad is an Airbus A320 pilot for JetBlue Airways.