Updated September 2010.
I'm an ATP with Flight Instructor Airplane (Multi and Single) and Instrument and Advanced and Instrument Ground Instructor certificates.
Here's a copy of my aviation resume.
I spent four and a half years flying for Mesa Air Group as a First Officer flying the Bombardier CRJ 200 (and 700 and 900). In January 2010 I took a voluntary furlough. I never used to be one for those "what's in your flight bag" games people play, but since now most of what's in my flight bag was company mandated I thought some people might be mildly interested in what's in my flight bag.
My previous job was as a full-time flight instructor with FlightGest based in the Southern Jet FBO at the Raleigh-Durham airport. I'm no longer actually associated with FlightGest - but they're a great group of people and if you want to learn to fly it's a great place to do it.
I'm a member of the Wings of Carolina Flying Club (formerly the Chapel Hill Flying Club), based at Sanford airport, NC. I've been a member of the club (which used to be based at Chapel Hill Airport, hence the previous name) for over 10 years. A long time ago I was the Treasurer and I had a couple of years as a Board Member at Large. Right now I'm about as inactive as you can get with the club and still be called a member - but it's a great place to learn to fly and once you've learned to hang out and fly some more!
I did my single engine commercial training in November 2001 with Wayne Aviation at Goldsboro airport in North Carolina (they don't have a Web page, otherwise I'd point you there). I took the check-ride with Henry Joyner at Ahoskie Airport. For more information take a look at my Commercial SEL story.
I did my multi-engine commercial (December 2001), MEI and ATP (June 2005) training with ATP Inc. at their Raleigh, NC location. I highly recommend ATP. For more information take a look at my Commercial MEL Add-on story.
I did my Certified Flight Instructor (CFI) training with ISO Aero in Concord, NC. It was pay by the drink course in a Piper Arrow. I did the training with one instructor and then a check flight and spin endorsement with a 2 year instructor for the sign-off. I did the check-ride with Larry Morris from Tarheel Aero Tech.
Fast forward to September 2010 and I'm returning to flying and taking some notes along the way.
Now here's a story of coincidence (I hope). On my Commercial check-ride we departed the airport, sucked the gear up, about 2 minutes later we get a "Gear Transit" light and despite following the procedures in the book, plus a few more we made up on the fly, we can't get the gear to come up.
On my CFI check-ride we've flown all the maneuvers, we're at a remote airport doing a few take-offs and landings, as we're climbing out from one of them, guess what, "Gear Transit" stays on long after the gear should be up. Cycle the gear and this time when the gear is supposed to be going up we get a huge thump, the gear free-falling into place. Couldn't get the gear back up then either.
Two check-rides, 2 Piper Arrows, I broke the gear on both of them. I'd say my landings must REALLY suck, but I passed both check-rides, so they can't be that bad :-).