The Beginning to an incredible journey
Flying, soaring, gliding, what every you call it is probably what brought us all together here. Wether you dreamed of becoming an Air Traffic Controller, a Pilot, cabin crew, or airline management, the idea of “aviation” is what we have all in common. The spirit is the word I’m going to use, has an incredible power that is what forms our dreams of being the one with the sky. have you ever looked at video’s of cockpit landing views and said “I wanna be that guy flying”? I’m sure I have. Not only in videos, but for me in person too. Hearing my dad make the PA announcement as a pilot on some flights brings a smile to my face, because knowing that he went through what I’m currently going through; the passion.
I’ve been intrigued by flying ever since I got my hands on a flight simulator. I remember my first being X-Plane 9 and me flying it sometime in the 2015’s, where I was amazed by the cockpits. But now, recently transitioning nearly 2 years to Infinite Flight it really makes me laugh or chuckle. The Sheer differences that the 2 simulators geared at the time was immense. They both had their strong points and their weakpoints. Anyways, I’m not hear to compare Infinite flight with X-plane. I’m here to share something a lot of us have in common; the passion for flying.
Flying isn’t a game. In fact, its a very serious thing. Its not like driving a car whereas you’re on the ground, but you’re in the sky flying that airplane, and its your job to get it back to the ground safely.
After 10’s of discussions with my pilot-relatives and dad’s pilot friends, it really made me wanna rethink my choices if I really want to become a pilot. And now I’ve been stuck through this phase for a goof year, and I’ve finally made my choice. A choice that will change my life and more importantly, change me. I have made a decision with my dad that I will become a pilot. “study study study” are the words, and I’m well prepared for that. If its something I’ve always wanted, than its worth it. I’m starting my flight training in about 2-3 years, and I’ve got some time ahead of me to mentally prepare myself for the challenges that I will be facing when the time comes. While I’m excited as hell, I’m a bit nervous at the same time.
I can at times become quite nervous, especially when it comes to my first solo. I’d like to ask the pilots of this community on how they overcame their stress and nervous levels while doing their flight trainings and solos. How did you feel? And more importantly, how did you overcome these challenges?