Luke is a second-year Economics major from Richmond Hill, Georgia. Luke credits his interest in aviation to his dad who flies C-130s in the military and is a 737 pilot for Delta Airlines.
When Luke was eight he got his first taste of general aviation sitting shotgun in his dad’s Beechcraft Sundowner. Fast forward to high school and Luke decided he wanted to get his private pilot license. He received his private pilot license as a junior in high school and went on to get his instrument rating his senior year while working as an intern at Gulfstream. As a freshman at UGA, Luke studied to earn his commercial rating and his CFII rating as a sophomore. Luke is currently pursuing his multi-engine rating.
Luke is currently a line service technician at the Athens Ben Epps Airport and stays busy as an instructor for local flight students. He also recently began flying the Pilatus PC-12 for a company in Atlanta, which he claims has been a blast.
“I’m hoping to continue flight instructing for the next couple of years until I graduate college. After that I would like to fly for the airlines, or possibly a corporate company. Overall, I’m just really happy with where I am now, I really enjoy teaching people how to fly and I’m happy to get to fly as much as I do!”