After being born in Frankfurt (that would be Germany, not Kentucky), Jay's family moved to Vandalia, Ohio where Jay spent his time learning to play the greatest game ever (baseball), by smacking the daylights out of fastballs from his next door neighbor Roger Clemens. (Disclaimer: At 9 years of age, this would have been a pre-steroid era.)
During his high school years at Carlisle High School, Jay spent most of his free time at the Jack Nicklaus Golf Center helping his Dad to build the condominiums at the course for a variety of Cincinnati sport's legends like Nancy Lopez, Ross Browner, Tom Seaver and others. In 1981 he watched his father build the ATP Tennis Stadium for the likes of Connors, McEnroe, Lendl and Borg.
Jay's passion for baseball continued thru 1983 when he was invited to tryout for the 1984 US Olympic Baseball Team. A torn hamstring six weeks before the tryouts ended his baseball dream. (He was able to write about the greatest game ever played for Reader's Digest, winning their Editor's Choice award and having it read by more than 88 million people worldwide.)
It was then Jay's attention turned towards the airline industry, where he loved the daily challenges of cancelled flights, delayed luggage (they weren't referred to as 'lost' until they were MIA for 90 days), weather problems and the always-wonderful Sunday after Thanksgiving! Cities Jay worked at included Monroe (LA), Florence (AL), Cincinnati, and Dayton. It was also during these years Jay was able to serve as the Travel Coordinator for the Detroit Lions - spending his Sunday afternoons on the NFL sidelines!
Jay continues that adrenaline rush by educating travelers with information specifically designed to help them find the cheapest of fares, resolve complaints, and having multiple options when flights are cancelled.
Jay lives in the Dayton area with his wife, Sherry and their two boys, and his older daughters serve as nurses to Dayton area hospitals.
If you have any questions, you can contact Jay through his Day Trading website - he is an avid Day Trader and teaches others on his system. (www.daytradefun.com)
Mornings on Jim Scott's show
(NEWSER) – One way to lose your aerospace job: Slap a baby on a plane. That's what 60-year-old Joe Rickey Hundley allegedly did on a Feb. 8 flight to Atlanta, and last night AGC Aerospace and Defense, Composites Group, confirmed Hundley is no longer employed there.
The little boy's mother, Jessica Bennett, says Hundley got upset when her son, Jonah, started crying on descent due to the altitude change and "told her to shut that [n-word] baby up," according to an FBI statement.
Bennett says Hundley then slapped Jonah's face, scratching him below his right eye.
Hundley "reeked of alcohol," Bennett told KARE-11. "He was belligerent, and I was uncomfortable." She says he also repeated the racial slur to her, and got in "my face, so I pushed him away." Hundley, who had been president of AGC's Unitech Composites and Structures unit, was charged with simple assault in federal court last week and faces up to a year in jail. His lawyer says he plans to plead not guilty. Bennett says Jonah has become "apprehensive to strangers" since the incident, the AP adds.