Say hello to your new Featured Insider: iahflyr!
Insider Since: March 13, 2012
Marriott Rewards Status: Lifetime Platinum
About Me: Lifetime Platinum and live in The Woodlands along with a couple of other MRI, a fantastic community.
Grew up in Ohio, then moved to Ft. Myers, FL, not a bad deal, no more snow and a boat on a canal five minutes from the Gulf of Mexico!!! A year in college in northeast Texas got me my pilots license before they threw me out, then enlisted in the Army to be an Air Traffic Controller (great move). After four years in Ft. Bragg, N.C. (go Tar Heels) got out of the Army and After a six month school in OKC then was assigned to the resort community of Beaumont, TX., (both @Seatexan and my son born in same hospital...no they don't know one another) then transferred to Houston Intercontinental Airport (IAH) in 1984 as a Tower and RADAR Approach Controller. In the later years of my blessed wonderful career I took a position in the airspace office that allowed me to still control planes as well as working with customers like airlines (Continental primarily) and corporate operators to use their technology on the flight deck of new airplanes to benefit pilots and controllers. Although I no longer fly or control planes I love aviation and always will. Very very blessed in all aspects of my life from Mrs. IAH, to our little kitty Kalli, to friends, to Marriott...best of all to be in great health and live in a very wonderful community with fellow Insiders. Give me a golf ball and I'll lose it soon!!!
Fun Facts: Slightly off center or maybe more, I love to be outside doing about anything, golf oh yes, riding bicycles, seeing the sunsets, watching airplanes, fresh air, wine walks, traveling to the OCEAN and having two landings in my pilot logbook flying the Dreamliner (B788) simulator, no we did NOT crash.
Favorite Destination: WOW, have been fortunate to have traveled to a number of excellent places, most all staying at Marriott properties since 1989. All time favorite Marriott properties in no real order....Scrub Island Resort, Renaissance Tuscany iI Ciocco Resort, JW Mariott Los Cabo Resort and The Seattle Waterfront Marriott. My dream destination will be someplace that I've yet to identify, could be a Marriott in Asia, a Starwood in the Caribbean, a beautiful fall resort in the Rockies or any place other Insiders give great reviews.
iahflyr, you've provided valuable travel insight to many fellow travelers for over five years now! Thank you for all your contributions to the Insiders community.
-The Community Managers