Today at school we had career day (which I had no class,Yeah) and one of the careers that I signed up for was a southwest pilot.Which was awesome,but back to the story.So I got my choice and I go through all my sessions of other careers in my schedule.So when the time came for the southwest pilot I was excited. He talked about how he graduated from Auburn University(AL,USA) to get his aeronautics degree. He mentioned that he flew for the contanital express. Then he was picked to fly for Delta or American Airlines, he wanted wanted to fly for Delta, but American Airlines came to him first and he ended up picking American Airlines( I forgot why).He continued to tell us he first flew the 727 for American, then they told him to fly the MD-80, which he said" he was sent back for more practice", but know he said he flies southwest 737’s.He also said he has to go and fly this weekend. I can’t remember the rest(It’s not because I have a problem remembering events), so not to bore you with this long story,the rest of the session we watched a cool 9 min video about a pilots life.I think he told us that in the video the pilot flew from Boston to Europe and back, I don’t know.Then we asked questions. I asked"do you own a plane" ( I might not remember what he said,so I will give u what I can remember) he said"kind of but I share a plane with my friends". My second question was" Do u give flight lessons or do you know where I can get some". He said “its best for me to go to BIrmingham shuttles worth (BHM) and ask the people there”(To end this story, since you have been reading so long). When the session was over me and my mom(yes, I know my mom was at my school today helping out,working with the PTO,if you know what that means, she was able to join the class and watch the pilot give a presentation.) went over to ask the guy what programs I can do to become a pilot.He told us a bunch, so I got those down, it looks like I won’t be have a boring summer this year,Yes.He also gave us is number,name,and email( now that’s more perks).He tells us that airline companies need more pilots. People get called to do so, but don’t show up ( I have a weird feeling I want to start a new trend called #more pilots, to get more people who enjoy and love and like aviation to become a pilot).So I can’t share you the contact information, because I don’t want him to get mad or be questioning why he has a million emails from random people asking about how to be a pilot. That’s all I got to say today, thanks for reading the longest story I have ever typed. Sorry for it to be sooo long.Hopefully it doesn’t get closed for being very long.
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