As Biehl’s grandfather completely approved of Biehl’s aviation pursuits, Biehl’s mother was hesitant, at first, to condone his desires to earn his private pilot license.
“My initial reaction when he said he first wanted to learn how to become a pilot was to be scared and nervous,” Levy-Biehl said. “You want your kids to happy and find the things that motivate and inspire them, but you also want them to be safe, so...I was worried that [being a] student pilot that flew small planes isn't the safest vocation, but what I’ve come to learn is that...it can be done in a safe way. He’s shown me that he can handle that responsibility.”
Biehl’s entire family has witnessed a noticeable change in Biehl’s character and maturity. His dedication to aviation has not only coincided with his prowess in the plane but has also altered his disposition outside of the plane.
“For Ryan, flying has made him a very grounded, responsible person. I think in order to be a pilot, there’s a lot of planning and organization [that goes into it], and there’s obviously a lot of responsibility [involved],” Levy-Biehl said. “The skills that he’s learned to do as a pilot have also translated into him as a person.”