Bob Minchak, another executive pilot, says, 'When flying, I don't think about much else than keeping my butt alive.' Minchak, 43, is founder and publisher of JB Dollar Stretcher Magazine, which appears throughout Ohio, New York and western Pennsylvania.
private pilot license in February 2001 and is close to completing his
instrument license, which will allow him to operate the plane in conditions of reduced visibility, such as thick clouds or inclement weather.
In addition to his
main office in Richfield, Minchak
has offices in Dayton, Columbus, Toledo, Canton and Youngstown.
Before learning to fly, he
was driving from Cleveland to Dayton and back at least twice a week.
Tired of this frequent commute, Minchak
fear of flying and made the decision to take lessons.
can fly to meet with customers and has a chance to spend more time at home with his
'I fly for business so I can go home,' says Minchak
, who flies one to three times a week for business. 'Even though the plane goes slower [than an airliner], you don't waste time on the ground,' says Minchak
, referring to the hassle of new security measures at major airports.