Just simply, why did you (or do you want to) become a pilot? Whether private or commercial, I’d like to know your reasons!
For me, I think it’s the feeling of freedom and the sense of performing a job which not every ordinary person can do, coupled with the fact that you are actually performing a helpful service (i.e. you are physically helping people get to where they want to go).
This is just a place to share their experiences and their motivations for pursuing this career - additionally, has it turned out to be like you expected it to be?
Of course, this isn’t just open to current pilots! If you wish to pursue this career at some point in the future (you may still be in education or simply not ready to do so yet), then please do also share your reasons too!
I became a pilot because I was curious. I had always wanted to see the world from above and after flying at a young age I was convinced. I learned a lot about aviation and started flying models and then I decided that I should do a discovery flight at my airport and got to fly for the first time. Then it went from there and I’m pursuing a PPL now.
I really want to become an Alaska Airlines Pilot. I’ve grown up in a family of aviation, and I’ve been around it a lot. I also love the feeling of being in the air and having freedom. And doing good things for people. I really hope to get my license and train to be an Alaska pilot! 😃👨🏻✈️
I want to become a pilot because once you fly for the first time you don’t forget it. Between the view or being like a bird, you want to know more. I want to join in this magnificent mericle of science
I just love the feeling of freedom, and the beutiful scenery from above. I’ve always loved aviation and look forward to becoming a pilot for the a350 or a320! It’s a cool job to have because not many people can say they are pilots!