"Being a pilot does not just mean being a pilot. It means being a leader, a meteorologist, a teacher, a student, a judge, an artist, a doctor, and even a scientist."
A pilot is a job description of many, but what most realize is that being a pilot requires more than just flying the plane. Though many stereotypes talk about how pilots fly the friendly skies, it is evident that they are much more than that. Being a pilot means being a leader, a meteorologist, a teacher, a student, a judge, an artist, a doctor, and even a scientist. They say that the mind of a pilot needs to be one of fearless capabilities. Aviators do tasks that most people would not associate with being a pilot. They need to know the skies like the golden rule. They need to understand weather patterns, cloud formations, and even the laws of physics.
So if you are dreaming of becoming a pilot, it is highly important that you are a well rounded individual. It never hurts to know more than to know less. I always have to remember that being a pilot means being everything else. All of the job descriptions combined forms that of an aviator. Whether it is science, math, english, or even art, all pilots can use a little side of everything. It seems as if times are changing as well, but even with situations pilots need to be on their toes, ready to adapt. Adaptation is key when it comes to traffic patterns, weather patters, and even the slightest degree of changes.
Ever since the dream of becoming a pilot sparked in my mind, I have been keenly obsessed with research, research, and more research. Life is never solely about standing still, it is about what we do with it. I cannot wait to begin flight training this upcoming fall. This has been a long standing dream of mine -to touch the skies. Again, it is always that connection to miracles, God, and the heavens that really keeps me motivated. I call the sky my first home, the land my second, and the waters my third. Going forward from here on out I will make sure that I remember the burning passion that has kept me going: aviation.
Being up in the heavens requires a sense of cloud and weather knowledge. I really look forward to my upcoming meteorology class. In high school, I was able to complete one of these classes to get a better idea. In the long run, in order to fly safely there needs to be good judgement from the pilot. He or she will need to be able to read weather, see weather, and call missions safe or not. Everything is at the helm of the pilot's brain. Understanding the forces of flight and the forces of wind are great starts to a pre-research pior to beginning flight training. While I have not began yet, I can sure say that conducting research on these topics has really helped me understand the skies, the concept of flight, and what it takes to be a pilot.
"Being a pilot never means sitting idle. He or she must have a mind sharper than a razor, the function of an eagle, and the motivation of a lion."
Future pilots unite! This is a great start. You and I, we are both learning. The smallest steps forward are huge in the future. Being able to understand something that will help in the future will provide an even easier time going forward. Aviators need to understand the basics of the skies above. Since this is our home, it is best to know the most we can about it. Aviator or not, one should be able to call the sky their home. We all live on one big planet that we call home, but we also share one sky and one ocean. The purpose of this blog is to teach, inform, and inspire. When the call of the wind summons you home, take it. Let the wind sweep your eyes to the sky and fly.
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.