Tuesday, August 26, 2014
Steve Lynch is 27 years old. He grew up in New Jersey and went to college in New Hampshire. From there he moved to Maine for three years, I guess to experience as cold a winter as possible. No wonder that when a bandmate called from Hawaii in December of 2012 looking for a roommate, he jumped at the opportunity to put winter behind him.
One day after kayaking, he pulled his boat out of the water at Waiahole while Maui Doug was kiting. After watching for a while and asking questions, he decided he wanted to give it a try. From his first lessons I realized that Steve was going to be very good. He just had that special feel for it. Plus, he's been a joy to work with.
One thing that impressed me was how he resolved a problem he had early on. Short on funds, he could not afford his equipment. All his attempts at procuring the money met with failure. Finally, to achieve some creative financing, he got a second job. He was completely up front with his new boss, telling him that once he had the money he needed, he would not continue with the job. True to his word, once he had the money, he quit the second job.
Steve has nearly completed his P2 training, and he has already made multiple flights on the Ozone Zero on windy days.
Posted by Robert Edwards at 12:30 AM