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Jeffrey F. Armstrong II
Class of 1973
Let me begin by thanking all of my amazing teachers, who did their jobs so well that I learned inspite of myself. Upon graduating I like all of us had to make the age old decision, continue my education, amass a staggering debt, or get to work. Work made much more sense at the time. For me it was the correct thing to do. I spent 4 yrs in a Federal Apprenticeship Program to become a Master Glazier (My Fathers Foot Steps) and for 10yrs installed glass in many of Kansas Cities most awesome buildings. With that knowledge I opened Metro Glass Company and competed with the cities most established glass companies and left my mark, but it wasn't my life long dream, that was aviation so I closed Metro Glass and began my aviation career. Flight training was at first awesome and quickly became intense because the reality is that a pilot is responsible for not only the lives of those onboard but those on the ground aswell . The complexities of challenged me and satisfied that need to know, can I do it. Can I launch an aircraft ,100 ft, above the ground enter the clouds, aviate, navigate, and communicate for 4- 41/2 hours in the clouds and some very iinteresting, beautiful, and sometimes intense weather and make an approach to a point 100ft above the destination airport and land like I 'd seen it done. It leaves little to be board with being my point. With what I learned in training I recognized a need for several pilot aides that would greatly enhance pilot safety and opened AVTECH Pilot Products and over the next 20 yrs developed, manufactured, and marketed over 350 different pilot related products to aspiring and professional pilots world wide. At present I am a Certified Single & Multi Engine Instrument Instructor and have 14,000hrs Pilot in Command Time and have 6,000 Hrs of Instruction and have actually taught some 100+ students to live their dreams too, how cool is that. The only reason I even decided to write this is to let all who read it know, have faith in God, yourself and for his sake chase your dreams, don't wonder what if.
It's no harder than what you're doing, and alot cooler :-)
thanks again to all my teachers, you taught me what kind of teacher I wanted to be some 15yrs after the fact, how good were you.