Chairperson – Michael Zidek
My name is Michael Zidek, and I am a senior majoring in Aeronautical Science. My dream is to travel the world as an airline pilot. I consider myself to be from Butler, Pennsylvania which is about a 45 minute drive north of Pittsburgh; however, I was born in Clearwater, Florida. I have a younger brother and two parents back home that I miss a lot.
I did a lot of traveling when I was younger and fell in love with it. When I flew out to California for a backpacking trip in eighth grade, I realized that a pilot would be a pretty cool profession. I researched becoming a pilot online, discovered Embry-Riddle, and have been hooked ever since. I came to Riddle for the world-renowned flight training program and have loved every minute of it. I am currently an instrument-rated commercial multi-engine and single-engine pilot working on my flight instructor license in the Cessna 172. Touch-N-Go Productions has been one of the best things that has happened to me at college so far, and I am truly honored to serve the organization as the Chairperson. I have met a lot of great friends and cannot wait to meet many more. This fall semester marks my 7th semester with the organization.
I enjoy skiing, swimming, the sun, and spending time with friends and family. Back home, I am a Swing Manager at McDonald’s. In high school, I was very involved in Boy Scouts, Ski Club, and BTTV, our school’s television broadcast program. I cannot wait for another successful year at Embry-Riddle and with Touch-N-Go Productions!