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TEDxLansing - Patrick Retzer - Lifelong Learning from 10,000 Feet

As a entrepreneur, flight instructor, homeowner and full time Western Michigan University (WMU) student, Patrick Retzer is always staying busy. After earning his private pilot license at Lansing Community College (LCC), he continues his aviation training at a number of various schools and has advanced certifications as an instrument, commercial single and multi engine pilot, flight instructor and advanced ground instructor. When not in the air, Retzer works towards a degree in engineering management with minors in finance and integrated supply matrix management. Retzer's interest in aviation stems from his first flights with his father — who is a career pilot — when he was two months old. Through interaction with his father and colleagues he has been able to gain a wealth of valuable insight into the inner workings of the aviation industry. If Retzer learned the foundations of aviation from his father then he has his mother to thank for his love of teaching. Her years teaching literacy for the Lansing public schools provided him not only with a solid understanding of the fundamentals of instruction, but a passion for improving the quality of education he provides. Event Produced by: Video Produced by: About TEDx, x = independently organized event In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)
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