Everyone has someone that inspires them to keep persevering forward. Since I am captivated by aviation and the concept of flight, I have many aviation pioneers as my inspiration. These aviators have set the path for modern aviation. I am so glad for their efforts and example because without them I most likely would not have found this industry.
Aviation is that connection with the sky that is unbreakable.
"You do what you can for as long as you can, and when you finally can't, you go to the next best thing. You back up but you don't give up."
I love this quote because it just motivates me to further into the aviation industry. I cannot wait to begin to fly. My long time dream will come very very soon.
"The lure of flying is the lure of beauty."
This is the exact reason why I fly. Flying is absolutely amazing. Every-time I fly I just feel at peace and in complete awe. There is just something so captivating about the sky. To an aviation enthusiast the sky is much more than what is there. It is our home. The fact that the sky is so nice and like a second home is exactly why I keep traveling above.
"Pilots take no special joy in walking. Pilots like flying."
Since I love flying I find this quote very true. Armstrong's words inspire me to work hard so I can spend my life in the sky.
"It is possible to fly without motors, but not without knowledge and skill."
"I have found adventure in flying, in world travel, business, and even close at hand... Adventure is a state of mind -and spirit."
It's only human to have low moments in life because if you don't, then you won't feel the high, exciting times."
"As long as you have altitude and ideas, you're okay. And we had both."
“Not every situation can be foreseen or anticipated. There isn’t a checklist for everything.”
“Life is like a landscape. You live in the midst of it but can describe it only from the vantage point of distance.”
As a future aviator each of these pilots has inspired me with their wise words. I love to look back and reflect on these quotes. I take special joy in my passion for aviation and I cannot wait to pursue it further. I will forever be grateful for these aviation pioneers and their words.
My name is Jetta, and I am a student pilot currently attending Southern Utah University to become an airline pilot. Join me on my journey from zero to the left seat.