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Hi I'm Bob

I am a retired Air Force pilot, a current commercial airline pilot, a husband and a father. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Born in Chandler, AZ, I lived in Tempe but attended school in Mesa right next door. After graduating in 1982, I attended Mesa Community College before finishing my degree at Arizona State University in 1988. I completed Air Force undergraduate pilot training (UPT) in Del Rio, TX in November 1990, married the LUV of my life the following week and began a new life of Fun and Adventure! My active duty career spanned a little over 9 years, but only 2 states, Texas and Oklahoma. We moved to Lubbock, TX for a year before returning to Del Rio as an instructor pilot (IP). This is where my life would be forever changed! A couple fellow IP's, both church members, gave me a reason to start attending church through their love and kindness. During the next 3 yrs., my heart would be softened and my eyes were opened to the will of the Lord. We left the active duty Air Force and joined the AZ Air National Guard in Feb 1999 allowing us to move back to Mesa. I was baptized into the church in Nov 1999. It took a year to be hired as a commercial airline pilot at Southwest Airlines where our lives have been blessed beyond measure. We have 4 children ages 13 to 20. I enjoy watching NFL football (on DVR of course) and playing golf.

Why I am a Mormon

I chose to become a Mormon because of my wife! The example she has been to me over the years is amazing. She lives her life because of her faith and does things for others out of love and kindness. The Lord gave her to me back in 1988 and she spent the next 11 years preparing me for something greater than I ever expected. I'm the man I am today because of her!!

How I live my faith

I attend church when I'm home (not flying) but I always try to keep Sundays sacred when I am flying. I try to help others whenever possible by doing what is asked of me by our church leaders. I make mistakes, but that is why I'm on this earth; to learn from those mistakes and become a better person. Maci and I have worked hard to teach our kids the importance of living the Mormon faith and that doing so, will lead to a better life. They understand and believe what our purpose here is. We love one another and our friends unconditionally.