This is a story to inspire individuals to get their pilot’s certificate; and possibly their own airplane. My name is Steve Okros and this is my story regarding achieving my pilot’s certificate, instrument rating and owning an airplane with the help of American Flyers.
I took my first lesson on February 9th, 2006. With a wonderful 3 days of ground school and 17 days of flight time I received my certificate on March 16th. This story is not to impress anyone with my ability, but to impress that anyone can do this. Next, I pursued my instrument rating, which I received on June 8th, 2006. I placed an order for a brand new Columbia 400 twin turbo charged single engine piston aircraft. I took delivery of the airplane in July of 2006 and received factory training in Bend,Oregon. I flew my plane back to New Jersey later that month.
In the beginning of 2007, I decided to take in 2 partners on the airplane. This is a great way to own one of the best airplanes on the market at reasonable cost.
Recently, I flew the plane for the first time from New Jersey to Florida and had an awesome trip. I hope this story inspires anybody with dreams of flying to pursue their dreams. If anybody would like more information on any of this story, feel free to call me at (732) 673-0700.
Thanks to Lucas with American Flyers of Morristown New Jersey. He referred me to a great partner for my airplane by the name of Dave Sievers, who also completed his private pilot and instrument rating training at American Flyers.