(CMR) CMR was on hand Wednesday as family members welcomed First Officer Tyler Mosley (29), the first Caymanian to fly into Grand Cayman as an American Airlines pilot in the airline's 34 years of serving Cayman.
First Officer Mosley was welcomed home on his inaugural flight to the island in the water cannon salute tradition.
“It feels good. Being as young as I can remember, my aunts and my dad would take me to the waving gallery at the old airport. I wanted to come watch the airplanes as a kid while everyone else wanted to go to the beach with their friends,” Mosley said.
“Seeing the airport from the cockpit this time was a little different. It has been a goal of mine since I started flying 10 years ago,” he added.
Family members who gathered to witness the monumental flight all expressed joy at seeing Mosley accomplish his dream of being a pilot and being able to fly back to the place where he first fell in love with planes.
“I am incredibly proud. I know my mom Grace, who always refers to Tyler as her pilot, would be very, very proud…we are very, very proud of Tyler, very grateful for his efforts,” his father, William Anthony Mosley, said.
The proud father said Mosley's accomplishment is a blessing for the entire family. See the complete interview with Mosley and his family below: