After roughly three years of effort, hard labor and lack of sleep. I have finally reached my 2ooo hours total time milestone. In that time frame, I have obtained my private and commercial certificates with instrument and multi-engine ratings. I have Flown a 3000 lbs single piston four seats airplane and a 25000 lbs transport category turboprop. From above, I have seen the frozen great lakes surrounding western New York and the burning desert of Death Valley, in California. I have been lucky to see from the air, the space shuttle taking off and over fly the lighted strip of Las Vegas at midnight. I have landed in the busiest airport in the world but also in a disaffected world war two military base in central Nevada where coyotes and tumbleweed are the only habitants. I have flown in smooth sunny clear blue skies and been violently rocked during powerful thunderstorms crossing tornado alley. I have had passengers on board and I have had packages. I have read more book during training then in my entire childhood at school. I have done more tests to pass my credentials then I did in my college career. It has been an incredible ride so far and I am eager to see what more is coming my way and ready to sign for 2000 more.