As a kid I was introduced to general aviation at an early age. My father was a private pilot for a brief period when I was a young boy. He originally got his license for much the same reason, to save time.
In early 2006 I decided to walk into the Jefferson City, MO airport and inquire about flight training. I met the flight instructor there at the time.
I did most of my flight training in the early mornings so I could still get a full day of work in.
Six months after that day I walked into the airport, I was certified with all of the appropriate ratings. The instrument rating meant that I could fly in non-visual conditions (clouds) which was critical to making the airplane useful for business. And I haven’t looked back!