It was the most amazing feeling ever! As a kid I was into air shows and model aircrafts – I had those hanging from my ceiling – so this desire to fly came very naturally. My dad actually paid for me to have a lesson at Goodwood when I was 14. But as much as I am excited, I still get scared because it’s not like you’re sitting on the ground. The hardest part is taking off and landing, but training, the books as well as the hours helped get that right. My son, AJ’s, first flight in Santa Monica recalled my own. Similar plane, similar colours and, like me, he was very excited.