My name is Oliver Myers, and I attend Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Prescott, Arizona.
Education and Aspirations
At Riddle, I study Aeronautical Science with a rotorcraft specialty. I am training to be a helicopter pilot, which is what I plan on doing for my career. I chose this major—and this career—for several reasons, but mainly because I grew up on a Christmas tree farm, where we would bundle trees in the field and fly them out with helicopters. Being around that during my younger years left a lasting impression on me, so I have always wanted to pursue this path. On top of being a pilot, I am an avid outdoorsman and am also a welder. I have used my skills as a welder to build a camper from scratch, as well as several other projects including welding a bumper and a fence line.
Repair and Projects
This project relates to me because I typically try to make my equipment last as long as possible; I drive a 1994 Toyota pickup with over 300,000 miles on it. I have done a multitude of repair projects for my truck, such as routine maintenance like replacing fuel lines and filters. The photo attached left is a picture of the camper that I fabricated for my truck. It is fully waterproof, and the top and fabric sides fold in and down for transport.
Awards and Hobbies
As for some miscellaneous things about my life, I received freshman of the year on Riddle’s wrestling team last year, was undefeated during my high school senior wrestling season, founded a shooting sports team my sophomore year, and received a student-athlete scholarship and several miscellaneous awards through my high school. As I previously stated, I enjoy anything outdoors, and I am typically fishing or checking trail cameras on the weekends. The photo attached left is a picture my camera took of a mountain lion, which is definitely one of the cooler photos I have gotten.