Mark left KAIT to continue his career in aviation.
He started Jonesboro's very first flight school-- Sky Venture-- but "Did You Know?" it's one of the largest of it's kind in the Midsouth?
For Mark Frankum the sky is the limit... And it wasn't until he took us up in the air, that we realized what everyone else has been missing.
"A lot of people don't know there's a flight school in Jonesboro. A lot of people don't even know there's an airport in Jonesboro," Sky Venture Co-Owner Mark Frankum says.
It's a business that's literally built from the ground, up... And it all started right here in Jonesboro.
"When we bought the flight school, I think we started out with 8 customers, and today we're one of the largest flight schools in the Midsouth," Frankum says.
"Customer service is very important to us. Everyone that walks through that door has a dream or goal, and we want to help them achieve that dream," Sky Venture Co-Owner Kathy Moore says.
With three locations and over 81 students, Sky Venture is building more than just business their building relationships.
"The equipment is top notch. The instructors are on top of their game. Their also good teachers when it comes to their personalities... Their very patient. It just feels like a first class operation from the time you grace the front doors," Student Seth James says.
That's right, meet S eth James... He's just completed the 35 hours it takes to achieve his pilots' license from Sky Venture, but his future rides on today.
"You can see forever... At night, it looks like candles are lit everywhere. It's just beautiful. And aside from being beautiful, it is so practical," James says.
"You ever had that dream when you were growing up, at least I have, that you could fly? This is the only way you can do that. This is the closest you'll ever be to being in outer space," James says.