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Family in Flight

Sean Julian got the flying fever when he was a teenager. After some excited encouragement by him and his brother, Sean’s parents won a dinner for two at a remote ranch that included a flight. When the family arrived at the airport to fly to the ranch, the pilot was a little surprised to learn that, instead of flying a couple for a romantic evening, he would be flying two kids. The pilot was a great sport and let the brothers rotate sitting in the front. The entire flying experience captured Sean’s heart and, on his 15th birthday, he asked his parents for flying lessons. Those lessons led to a career as a Captain on the Airbus 319 and 320 for United Airlines.

Today, Sean and his family love to fly. Every month they take a Saturday flight to Lufkin and have brunch at a local café, where the family is well-known and served airplane pancakes. This year, three of his kids asked to take friends on a flight instead of having birthday parties.