After leaving the Navy and moving to Temple a friend told me a great hobby for me would be flying. I thought that was something I would enjoy. I had VA benefits available from my time in the Navy. In order to use the VA benefits I would need to first obtain a Private Pilots License. After obtaining my Private Pilots License, I used my VA benefits to obain the following ratings
I gave up flying and sold my Ariplane in 1978 when my oldest daughter was born. We took many trips that were a lot of fun including New Orleans (1.5 hours) Mustang Island to the Beach (45 minutes), Dallas, and several trips to Florida.