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This episode introduces you to Michael "Rocket" Blackstone and a brief look back over the last 30 years at his colorful history in the aviation world! Michael began flying with his father, Michael "Maverick" Blackstone, at just 8 years old, learning to fly aerobatics with his dad's aerobatic Pitts S-2A biplane. Since then, "Rocket" has become a skilled aviator flying Marchetti SF-260 fighter planes and teaching air combat maneuvers like you saw in the Tom Cruise blockbuster TOPGUN for his father's aviation thrill ride company Air Combat USA for over 20 years. Michael also started his own flying business in 1999, called SkyThrills teaching aerobatics and giving thrill rides in his aerobatic Pitts stunt biplane just for fun. Michael has also become an airline pilot for a major airline flying the Boeing 737, 757, and 767 flying all over the world. Michael has safely amassed nearly 30,000 hours of flying time in the air and he has no intention of slowing down any time soon. Spend some time listening to Michael and ask him any question you may have about flying planes, learning to fly, starting a flying business, or about getting into the airline industry, and Michael will surely get right back to you the with the answers you need while motivating you to get excited about taking that next step in aviation! Michael is a incredibly rare resource these days, with his immense passion for flying, and solid knowledge of this often challenging and competitive flying industry, Michael wants to pass his knowledge on to the next generation of aviators, he hopes will one day follow in his footsteps. Michael has dedicated his life to aviation and is now ready to help you get into aviation as a pilot while making flying a way of life, for you as a career not only possible but a reality just like he has done. Michael shares his incites in this episode of how he got into aviation, why aviation is his passion, and why some people have not been able to get themselves into aviation to learn to fly. Michael also explores his view of the future of aviation in our post Covid-19 world. Michael concludes this episode with 5 things he feels you should do to begin your journey into aviation right now. So if you are thinking about learning to fly, starting a flying business or are considering become a professional airline pilot, this episode is for you. Yes, you can do this, and now is the best time to begin. Michael's passion for flying, knowledge of the business and his aviation flying skills will guide you every step of the way.