Ep 6: Greg Mink: Former F-16 Pilot; Entrepreneur; Premier1Driver on YouTube
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Growing up, Greg Mink was somewhat of an adrenaline junky.  He went from riding go-karts, to motorcycles, to motocross.  One night at dinner, Greg’s dad casually mentioned that he had bought a plane.  From there, Greg and his dad started working towards their private pilots license together.  Greg tested for his license as soon as he was allowed; the day after his 17th birthday.  From there he earned his instrument rating, commercial rating, and CFI before going off to college. After college, Greg started the vetting process for a pilot position in the military.  Greg found the pace at which they trained their pilots to be spectacular, as after about a year and a half he was flying the F16.  Greg describes some of his favorite missions, which included drug interdiction out of Panama, and flying with the Egyptian Air Force.  He would later transition to the Guard and then ultimately out of the military before starting his first business. Now he’s the face of Premier 1 Driver, and can be found all over YouTube. What You’ll Learn: How Greg’s tenacity landed him a highly sought after pilot spot in the military. What the path to flying an F16 looks like. How Greg’s time in the military prepared him for owning his own business. How the Blue 7 scholarship helps disabled individuals realize the dream of flying a plane. Favorite Quote: “Aviation is not really something you can do halfway.” -Greg Mink
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