He was in the Navy Air Corp after he went to college at Montana State. He was in the Navy for 13 months before being discharged. At age 55 he became a certified pilot and has 900 hours in a Cessna 172. To be able to receive this is fabulous. It definitely is a major part of his bucket list according to him. Looking forward to feeling the freeness of the open cockpit and he never felt that he would be able to do this. When he was selected from the lottery at hillside he was more than excited. Bruce makes his home at Hillside in McMinnville Oregon.