"When I was four I knew I wanted to fly, and when I turned 13, I fell in love with sailing.
Some people never discover a passion or love in their lives, but I have been fortunate to have had two (outside my family, that is), and I would be very happy to share these with you.
I've often wondered, and I've often been asked, which I prefer, and I cannot decide! I love both!"
Whether you need instruction sailing or flying, or have to get your sail-boat or airplane moved, I am at your disposal!
You may have neither the time, nor the confidence & experience (yet!) to operate your boat or plane; if so, let me help you get acquainted with her (for boats and planes are always feminine), so you can focus on the beauty of the moment.
Before we carry on with you learning how to fly, please be aware of the following:
Compared to riding cars in the United States, you are ....
1) ... approximately 7 x more likely to die in a General Aviation airplane per mile traveled.
2) ... approximately 3.5 x more likely to die in a General Aviation airplane per hour spent on the plane.
3) What I will teach you is to MANAGE those risks, by giving you the relevant tools! You will lessen the risks stated above considerably through training, knowledge, and practice.
In this regard, flying is no different from scuba diving, renting watercraft, or even skiiing! You must exercise prudence and caution!
A good comparison is getting a ride from your 55 year old mother vs. driving with your 19 year old son. The mother's reactions may be slower than the 19 year old son's, but she IS much safer! Insurance rates bear out this assertion. The risk differences are considerable.
Remember that pilots, too, are not a homogenous group, and there is no reason why you should not be able to bring the odds down to "car-levels."
You will not regret having learned to fly!