A little bit about me, a little flying, and some other stuff
Welcome To Flying High Dallas
A bit about me... my name is Patrick Mason, and I am... well enjoying my thirties :). I am originally from Rochester NY but now reside in the great state of Texas.
I spent most of my early years as a musician and composer. I had many great opportunities from playing in the Montreux Jazz festival to studying composition under one of the world's most acomplished band composers. I got to travel across the country and even spent some time in Europe. Eventually this led me to Columbus, Ohio where I spent 3 years studying music composition at the Captial Conservatory of Music at Captial University. Eventually however, I learned it just wasn't meant to be my life.
I left Captial University to study computer information systems at DeVry University. It would be in the computer industry I would find my career. I stayed there for a few years before deciding to make my move to Dallas. I never returned to school, which is unfortunate considering I spent as much time in college as a doctor... with no degree.
Currently I am a Software Development lead for Telligent, where I specialize in extensibility for their product development team. I have been there for almost 5 years and have had a chance to do some great work and work with some great people.
On January 27th 2012, my better half gave me the gift of a discovery flight with flight instructor Andy Poulton of Learn To Fly Dallas. It had always been a dream of mine to become a pilot and after this flight I was hooked. I was back the next week and nearly every week after(sometimes more). On January 14th, 2013 I earned my private pilot license, almost a year after that initial discovery flight. I had found the next piece of my life.
It is through this site I hope to share some of my experiences as a student and a private pilot with the intent to help other students as they follow the same path I did. I may even share some of the secret projects I am working on that brings my flying and professional life together...
If you came looking for Telligent Community or Telligent Enterprise development tips... they may appear here from time to time.. but I think I will keep those over on Telligent.com :).
So I hope you find the information here useful and if not... well sorry... :)