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Take a minute to think about it, and then recognize what all of these people have in common:
- Jordon Romero
- Bob Feller
- Wolfgang Mozart
Did you figure it out? Well, each of these three were accomplished in their area of expertise BEFORE they turned 18!
- Jordon Romero – Climbed Mt. Everest at the age of 13, the current record. Also, by age 15 had conquered the “Seven Summits,” the tallest mountains on each of the seven continents.
- Bob Feller – In his pitching debut for the Cleveland Indians at age 17 he struck out 15 batters, a record for a debut. Two weeks later, he set the long standing record of striking out 17 batters in a single game! Also, he was the first pitcher ever to have a 24-win season before the age of 21!
- Wolfgang Mozart – His operas were being performed professionally by the time he was 14!
If you find all of this to be intriguing, you will also be interested in YOUNG FLYERS AND CESSNA 208 TRAINING.
“I’m not sure that we have examples of any pilots with achievements of that magnitude in the realm of Aviation,” Dale Wolcott, President at TURBINE TRAINING in Manhattan, Kansas, mused, “but I do know that Nathaniel Hand began his quest for Aviation excellence when he was only eleven years old.”
Hand just recently earned his multi-engine aircraft, which added to his commercial pilot’s license, instrument rating and rating to fly a seaplane, placing him in the top six percent of the pilots in the state of Louisiana – and he is only twenty one years old.
“Nathaniel isn’t the only one who had the dream to soar among the eagles at an early age,” TURBINE TRAINING’s Vice President Jason Wolcott pointed out. “I know Capt. Kenneth Jubb got ‘bitten by the bug’ at about the same time Nathaniel did.”
Actually, Capt. Jubb was a whole one year older when he became enthralled with the thought of being a pilot. Today, Capt. Jubb pilots a C-130J Super Hercules as part of the 37th Airlift Squadron.
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(To learn more about this topic, research “Young Pilots and Their Dreams”)