throughout my training, I hope to gather skills in communication to be the best at this job as I can be. Being able to understand peoples personality can make speaking to peers more clear which will make communication more efficient. Although the process is long and tough, including becoming better at communicating, I see this more of a challenge than an obstacle. So that being
Olsen 3 said; I will, one day, become an airline pilot. Name: John Lindsey Jr. Occupation: Airline Pilot Contact: [email protected] Initial contact: Contacted him via email Time and Place: Email on March 20 th
Olsen 4 1. Why did you decide to become an airline pilot? John knew he wanted to be a career pilot during the middle part of his training to become a commercial pilot (instrument rating). There was a flight in particular where he was correlating everything he had learned and was able to apply his new skills as a pilot to his flying. This got him very excited about the possibility of applying these skills in a career setting and it was also something he enjoyed. 2. What was involved in your education and training? Becoming a pilot takes years and about 300 hours of flight training. Those 300 hours and 4 checkrides will get you a commercial pilots license, which allows you to work for compensation. With this rating, he was able to apply for various jobs and was lucky enough to find a job working in the summers as an aerial survey pilot. This is how John build his flight experience to the required 1500 hours that a pilot needs to qualify for their Airline Transport Pilot rating (ATP). He also earned a bachelors degree in professional flight where he studied various subjects pertaining to the art of flying airplanes safely and efficiently. 3. What is the most important thing you have learned as an airline pilot? Confidence. When you are one of the two people responsible for 50+ lives at any given moment it takes more than just knowledge of flight rules and flying skills to keep everyone safe when things don't go as planned. It's very important to be knowledgeable and confident as a pilot,
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- Aviator, Pilot certification in the United States, Airline Transport Pilot License