Dream to Become a Commercial Pilot and Help Others

Whether I am flying a Cessna 172 or a Boeing 747 I will always try to share my passion for flight. 

I want to become a commercial pilot not only to experience and share the joy of flying but to take what I’ve learned about flight since I was young to the next level. 

When sitting in a cockpit, I feel I am in my element. For me, flying is not just about being able to travel, it is also about being able to fly like a bird, exploring the world from a different perspective, watching the weather shift and change, adapting to the different conditions, or seeing clusters of light spread out below me while flying at night. When I sat in the cockpit of a Boeing 737 at age 14, I was amazed at how many switches, knobs, and dials there were and now I can’t believe that I will soon know how to use them all.

I can take what I learned from the projects of my childhood into the cockpit of an airplane and become a successful pilot. When my uncle gave me a model Spitfire rubber-band powered plane for my third birthday, little did I know not only would I spend countless hours learning to fly that plane but I would spend most of my free time working on a variety of projects: designing and 3D printing an RC jet boat, potassium nitrate rocket engines that could propel my homemade rockets to two thousand feet, and a vacuum cannon that shot ping pong balls through aluminum cans to name a few.

I also built countless RC planes over the years, each getting more complicated than the last, so that I could continue learning and satisfy my curiosity. Along the way, I learned how the various control surfaces on planes work and what happens if you are missing any of them. I also learned about electronic control systems and how to decide what was needed for the plane to fly flawlessly.

It is not only how the planes work but also how the planes interact with their surroundings. Flying RC gliders taught me about thermals and lift. To get the most speed out of my planes, I had to learn how to make aerodynamic airframes. I can now take this knowledge and apply it to my flight training. 

When flying my various remote control planes, I would challenge myself to have a perfect landing, fly a course as accurately as possible, or perform the perfect roll. As a passenger in a commercial airliner, I always looked forward to takeoffs and landings and admired the pilots who could land a plane without feeling the slightest bump. I will now be able to challenge myself to see how smooth and accurately I can land. 

Sharing my interests in flying with others over the years has not only helped me have a deeper understanding of flight but has made me realize that to pass along my knowledge I have to be able to break it down into graspable concepts and ideas. I’ve not only helped many friends learn how to build and fly RC planes but if their planes did not fly perfectly, I guided them through the tweaks needed to make the plane fly to its fullest potential. 

Whether I am flying a Cessna 172 or a Boeing 747 I will always try to share my passion for flight.

I am in charge of financing all my flight training and any donations would greatly help me achieve my goal of becoming a commercial pilot
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