Captain Dave here-
A major US airline keeps me gainfully employed and busy most of the time.
How long have you been flying? About 3 years 3 months in logbook time (Approximately 28,000 hours). In calendar time about 40 years total and 30 years spanning 4 airlines.
How long have you been writing music? At the age of 10, I borrowed my brother's guitar and taught myself to play using Mel Bay books. I played in an amateur band in high school as well as the clarinet and piano. At about 12 I started putting poetry to music and writing my own songs. In college I orchestrated a couple songs for our pep band and continued writing songs. Through the 1980's and 1990's I was too busy flying for a commuter airline and raising a family to write much.
Then in the early 2000's I joined NSAI (Nashville Songwriters Association International and eventually became a coordinator. Now when I have free time I write and co-write with a few close friends via Skype and in person. I'm a proud member of Grammy nominated Amanda Williams' Songpreneur group.