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5am-I tend to wake up super early, no matter what time I go to bed! I usually run four miles on the treadmill, unless I’m near a beach, and finish by lifting a few weights.
6am-A good breakfast is on the list, something simple, like homemade granola with coconut milk or yogurt, maybe even a smoothie. Breakfast is a great time to catch up with my family!
7am-Practice time, early in the morning is always best, when it’s still and cool outside. Practicing in the morning gives me a feeling of energy for the remainder of the day.
8:15am-After I fly, I begin the process of answering my emails. On an average day I have 50-60 emails and most require a response! Keep them coming, I love hearing from you!
10am-By 10am at a show, we have already been to the briefing and are headed out to the hangar to give media rides. We might have three rides per day, maybe four.
12pm-Somewhere in there we have lunch on the go….I try to have something healthy, like a salad or some fresh fruit. If I have time between rides I return phone calls.
2pm-The Team might schedule a Q&A session for a local group or a speaking engagement. I really enjoy this, because it gives me a chance to tell people how incredible general aviation is and how important it is for young people to be involved.
3pm-The practice show is well underway and it usually lasts for several hours.
4:50pm Sign Autographs, never have figured out why anyone would want my autograph….
5:30pm-After we get the airplanes taken care of, we head back to the hotel for a shower so that we can make it to the welcome party.
6:45pm-The show almost always host a party for the sponsors, performers and special guests of the air show. I like these events, gives me an opportunity to meet the local sponsors and have some fun with the organizers. We also get a chance to let them know how much we appreciate their hard work!
9pm-This is a good time to meet with the Team and make a plan for the next day, also to see which special projects require our attention.
10:30pm-Finally time for some shut-eye! I need to wind down so I watch a few minutes of TV or read.
~Schedule always subject to change due to the nature of the business!