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About Me


My name is Nathan Schmidt. I am currently a 19 year old freshman studying Computer Science at Simon Fraser University in British Columbia, Canada. I was born in North Vancouver, British Columbia and moved to Westford in 2006. In my free time I enjoy programming, playing soccer, skiing both Alpine and Nordic, making videos, and flying!


Flying

My fascination with aviation began at a young age. I began my flight training February 27, 2016 (age 14) at East Coast Aero Club at Boire Airfield in Nashua NH. I fly a PA-28-161 or Piper Warrior III. It was built in 1999 in Vero Beach, Florida. Being up in the air alone gives me a whole new perspective of the world. It also forces me to clear my mind, when I enter the plane I have to leave all other probems behind.
I passed my checkride on November 21,2019. I am officially a Private Pilot!!


Nordic Skiing

I joined the Westford Academy Nordic Ski team my freshman year. I think that was one of the best choices I've made in my high school career. It gave me something to look forward to after school as well as keeping me in shape. It created so many good memories for me that I wanted to help give back. This year I am one of the Captains. In addition to setting up likely the best season in WA's history, I created videos for the team which I have displayed below.


Soccer

I started playing for the Abby Villa Soccer Club freshman year of high school. I played up an age group on the 2000 Boys Elite team. As their centerback I fell into a leadership role on the team and junior year I became the captain.


Church

I started volunteering at Grace Community Church as a Sunday School teacher in 7th grade. I work with another teacher to lead the kids through Bible stories before using either a game or a craft to reinforce that week's lesson. As a teacher, I had to understand what I am teaching the kids so this results in me gaining a deeper understanding of the Bible stories we work with. This year I decided to move up into the middle school youth group. In addition to teaching on Sundays I now also lead the 6th grade boys through the week's sermon and start discussions to help further their knowledge of God.

My Skills


Java
Adobe Illustrator
Adobe Premiere
HTML
CSS
Photoshop

Flying

Me completeing the preflight checks

"Once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward. For there you have been, and there you will always long to return"

- Leonardo Da Vinci

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Little me onboard USS Intrepid in front ot the SR-71

Total Hours: 191.7


First Solo


Plane: N244ND

Airport:
KASH (Nashua NH)

Length: 0.5 hours

Takeoffs and Landings: 2





Completed: 10/26/2018


150nm Cross Country


Plane: N244ND

Airports:
KASH (Nashua NH)
KVSF (Springfield VT)
KLCI (Laconia NH)
KASH

Length: 2.3 hours

Takeoffs and Landings: 3


Completed: 7/10/2019


Private Pilot Checkride


Plane: N244ND

Airport:
KASH (Nashua NH)

Length: 1.2 hours

Takeoffs and Landings: 3





Completed: 11/21/2019


Media

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Lake Country BC, Tourism Poster
SanFrancisco Sunset
Okanagan Lake BC
Flight with Will
Flying over Laconia, NH
Flying with my Sister
Flight with Wubby
Flight with Mr. Alcock
Flight With Noah
My First Solo Flight
150nm Solo Cross Country
Nordic States 2019