I got my Airplane Pilots license when in high school, working nights to pay for it, have been flying ever since. I recently passed the Helicopter FAA exam and now am also a Helicopter certified pilot! (I love flying as you can guess). My day job is high tech Engineering in Silicon Valley, California, USA.
This has helped in the work on the iPhone/iPad/iTouch projects.
My dream was to own my own airplane someday, I saved for about 10 years or so and finally bought a used small airplane, I was able to fix it up, get a new engine and get it in tip top shape! We use the airplane to test the airplane gyroscope app, and other gyroscope apps in the air (the gyroscope works much differently in the air than on the ground).
I am very lucky to work with one of the best UI graphic designers in the business: For the front end/UI of the apps! Together we make a great team!
Below is a picture of the Golden Gate Bridge taken from our Airplane.