Friday Photo: Christmas delivery


The moment: loading my sleigh with gifts

The place: Clermont County Airport (I69), Batavia, OH

The aircraft: Cessna 172RG Cutlass

The pilot: anonymous

The memory: The next best thing to Santa’s sleigh and nine reindeer is the 172 Cutlass. There was just enough cargo room for my early morning departure to Chicago to spread some Christmas cheer!


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It was his first airplane trip at age seven that made Eric decide to become a pilot. "While boarding the airplane, a flight attendant noticed my interest in the flight deck and urged me to go talk to the pilot. I give a lot of credit to that pilot for my career choice." He earned a bachelor’s degree in finance and went on to an airline career. Eric now heads Sporty’s flight school and directs the University of Cincinnati’s Professional Pilot Training Program. In addition, Eric serves as a Captain in Sporty’s corporate flight department.