With parents, friends, Galen and our all-time favorite FAA tower controller, Bill, all gathered around the airplane, Charlie Bravo had a dream of his own to set in motion. Like a proud dad on graduation night, he looked me in the eyes and asked if I was ready to take my first passenger for a flight. Chris asked Shawna to load into the airplane. Moments later, Bill cleared us to take the runway, and together, we stepped out into the void, crossing beyond a threshold. Within minutes, the two of us were out over Tahoe in our first moments alone in the air, blissed in flight. Holding hands, with mist in our eyes, we flew out over the lake, exchanging freedom-filled smiles and synchronized tears—tears of joy.