Aviation Related Resource and Personal Blog.
To non pilots, a life in aviation is seen as utopian. Smiling Pilots and cabin crew welcoming you onboard your shiny holiday jet make it look like a dream career.
But is it really?
Becoming an airline pilot is a long and protracted process. The expense can be astronomical, and with no guarantee of a job, a massive gamble!
Stress, fatigue, lack of job security, and prolonged periods away from home are things that some flight crew deal with on a daily basis, but Is it all bad? Far from it!
The privilege of being at the controls of a large passenger jet with hundreds of passengers on board is something few have experienced. The feeling when you grease a landing in strong winds puts the biggest smile on your face. Seeing the ever changing world from 35,000 feet at 500 miles per hour on a daily basis and getting paid for it make you have to pinch yourself to believe it’s real!