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Hi I'm Calvin

I grew up in Southeastern Utah. I served a mission for the church in Finland. Then I served in the US Air Force. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I have been retired now for 7 years. I am married and have 7 grown children. I have 25 grand children and 4 great grand children. I have been interested in aviation since I was very young. I have been a private pilot since I was 16 and a commercial pilot since I was 23, however, I was employed most of my life as an aircraft mechanic, not as a pilot. I have a bachelor's degree in aeronautical engineering.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into a Mormon family. My parents were members of the church all of their lives and continued to be actively engaged till their deaths. As a youth I just took my religion for granted. It was not until I was an adult that I really began to appreciate the teachings of my church. And I really learned to be thankful for those teachings as I began to raise my children. So much help and direction was given me as a parent in helping me to guide my children into making correct choices as they grew up.

How I live my faith

I am truly a "People's Person". I love being with people and interacting with them. I would rather sit and visit than go to a movie or ballgame.

Why is family so important to Mormons?

Because I was raised in a large and loving family that did many things together, I came to feel that family life is one of the most important facets of a person's life. As I became a young adult I was looking forward to becoming a husband and father and enjoying a family of my own. Then, as a father, I had a special relationship with each of my six children. There were challenging times with each child, but because my wife and I had the same feelings and goals about raising and caring for our children, we always pulled together for the growth and betterment of the child. Now that our children are all grown and gone and have families of their own, we see how blessed we have been over the years and are happy that we always did put our family relations before life's other concerns. Because of doing so, our children are happier and we are happier. Show more Show less