Wow! There is a guy in that picture, and a plane, too! Is that your race car behind you? You probably met my wife's cousin, unless that's a Warthog. He manages the gas station at the other end of the boom. Well, he used to. He's too far up the food chain to have fun anymore. He manages all the bus drivers in his squadron now.
And just what do you do with all that spare change in your pocket? Apparently there are a lot of repossessed planes on the market (article in USA Today last week). That can only drive the price down. Cousin D flies a Mooney M20 in his spare time. With attractive pricing, you might find a small plane for your personal use. There's a lot more agility for him compared to the buses he flies for Uncle Sam or the airlines, but you might enjoy it, too.