"My dad passed away two years or so after the crash. He had a massive heart attack due to a blood clot, probably latent and caused by his injuries from the crash. He was 45. I was not quite 14. Needless to say, my mom was less than happy when I decided to pursue aviation as a career – I graduated from Eastern Michigan University in 2000 with a B.S. in Aviation Management. It was Mom, however, who re-sparked my passion for flight when arranged for me to fly with her boss’s husband. He owned… (bit.ly) More...