Eric Finley

Lifestyle

Thrill Seeker

Connect

Eric Finley

You need an FYG account to watch Eric's video.

Individuals can sign up for free. Educators, learn how you can use this in your classroom.

Eric Finley, the president and chief pilot of Orange County's Luxcraft Aviation, never had dreams of flying as a kid — at least not at 30,000 feet. But he did like the wind in his hair, operating dirt bikes and boats from a young age, and eventually acclimating to planes in high school when his father was renewing a pilot's license. At that point, planes were just another challenge for a vehicle-obsessed young man.

Now, Finley flies for individuals and corporations who own private aircrafts. Other than arrival and departure times, his is not a career with much regular structure. Finley could easily be flying weekends or holidays and sometimes finds himself in new cities for days at a time when he's transporting clients. Hear more from the private pilot in the video above.