My name’s Michael Mower I’m prior service. I did four years active,
two year reserve. I’ve got to see my time in the sandbox. I went into the service to fly, quickly found out that that
wasn’t going to happen. Just about everybody in the military
right now has had experience with aircraft. And they all, at one point or another,
looked at the dude in the cockpit and said: ‘That’s where I want to be.’ The changes in the benefit program
allowed me to come here and fly and pay for it. It was the best thing in the world. The benefits that everybody’s getting out with
right now, whatever they want to do in three years, this program takes two years back. The benefits that I earned in the
service is what allowed me to go do this. The way that the program’s
overseen by the VA (Veterans Affairs), overseen by the college, overseen by the
FAA, and administered by Upper Limit, it is literally the best program out there. I got to go do what I had always dreamed
of doing: go fly helicopters. And the really nice thing about
what Upper Limit’s doing, we are training what industry is demanding. You need to do something with your benefits. Bottom line: Don’t waste them. You earned them. You earned the right to wear the uniform,
you earned the benefits. Do something with them to better yourself.
That’s critical. And I wish more people would just go do it.