Welcome to Lessons from the Cockpit. I'm glad you've discover this blog and appreciate the time you've invested here. My name is Christopher Laney and I live in Greensboro, North Carolina with my wife and three sons. Lessons from the Cockpit combines two passions: flying and writing. I've learned a lot about myself and life over the past few years, courtesy of the flying as well as navigating around—and sometimes through—the storms that can pop up in one's life. My hope is these pages will help you gain new insights to old problems and possibly view the world from a different perspective. When I tie down my plane and walk away after a flight, I'm often exhilarated, sometimes introspective, but always appreciative of life. Perhaps the stories written here will generate the same effect for you as a reader.
Chris is a writer and entrepreneur who has contributed to multiple magazines and websites as well as owned and grown two multi-million dollar businesses, selling the first one in 2002. A US Navy veteran, Chris is active in his community having served as president of multiple non-profit boards. In 2006, Chris was recognized by The Business Journal for their 40 Leaders under 40 Award.
Chris is currently working on getting his first manuscript published, and has contributed to multiple magazines and websites.
Chris is the creator and co-instructor of The Write Motivation, a class that helps emerging writers get and stay motivated. His other passions are theatre and fitness. In between selling and starting businesses, Chris taught fitness classes as well until the growing demands of a sixty-person company curtailed his career in fitness. :)