February 29, 2016

My Home Base – Sam McManus, Jet Linx San Antonio

In each edition of My Home Base, we feature a member of the Jet Linx team from across the country and showcase what they feel makes their Jet Linx location and their city special. In this edition, meet Sam McManus, Jet Linx San Antonio Pilot.

private-jet-sat-sam-mcmanusFavorite part of your job: Traveling to new places and meeting new people.

Describe the Jet Linx experience/team in one word: Selfless.

Favorite Jet Linx memory or experience: We picked up a family that had a boy around the age of 15. He wanted to become a pilot and spent the whole flight watching every move we did in the cockpit. He asked us so many questions and took so many pictures. It really made me remember how fortunate I am to be able to fly for a living. It was a great experience for me personally, one I will not soon forget.

Favorite thing about San Antonio: The San Antonio Spurs Basketball Team

Little known fact about yourself: Family is the most important thing to me. I enjoy spending my off time with family, golfing or tasting the great wine of Fredericksburg, Texas.

What might someone find surprising about your job: How fun flying can be. Most people are nervous to fly and don’t look forward to stepping into an aircraft. However, from my perspective, nothing can compare. Sure, it is stressful, and we have all had those long days where we just want to be out of the cockpit and in our hotel bed (or better, our bed at home). But we share a common passion and dedication to our craft that drives us to fly on. Bottom line, if this job wasn’t fun, most of us wouldn’t do it.

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