Lt. Darin Coleman, a pilot currently station at Coast Guard Air Station Atlantic City, New Jersey. U.S. Coast Guard photo.

100 years of Coast Guard aviation: Never losing sight

It is an absolute privilege to be a Coast Guard pilot. This has been my dream job since my dad took me to my first air show when I was 8 years old. The profession is not void of danger; the duties not lacking in uncertainty. But the prospect of helping perfect strangers while working as a team is as outstanding as I can conceive.