Chase, a Chamberlain graduate, took part in the aviation program:
"I thought we'd spend our time in the hangar looking at drawings of airplanes. But within the first 20 minutes of the first class, I was in a seat getting ready to take off. I even got to fly that time—what you call a 'straight and level flight.' The pilot handles takeoff and landing, and you just learn how to turn the wings and stay stable in the sky. I've landed planes for a while, but I still don't consider myself to have the skill completely down."
"What I'm working on now is what to do if the engine stalls. It's actually not a lot different than rebooting a computer."
"These planes glide well, so there isn't a lot of need to worry. In fact, you can circle around for 10 or 15 minutes without the help of the engine. And remember, the entire time I'm flying with or without the engine's help, the instructor is in the co-pilot's seat, and his controls will override mine."
"Anyway, it's excitement. Challenge. Fear. Giddiness. Yes, there are major metaphors for life involved."