Are you afraid to pursue your aviation career dreams?
It’s interesting how sometimes what we want most and what we’re afraid of is sometimes the same thing.
In the U.S. and other parts of the world, Halloween is a time of year when kids dress up in scary costumes and go door-to-door. Neighbors hand out candy.
Sometimes kids dress up as what they want to be when they grow up. We see little cowboys, astronauts, famous athletes, or even airline pilots.
When I was a kid and I told people I wanted to be a pilot, well-meaning people (like aunts, uncles, and teachers) would say things like:
- “You’re going to have to be very good at math. Pilots need to know a lot of math.”
- “You know, they don’t make very much money anymore, and their schedules are crazy.”
- “It’s very hard to get a job as a pilot in this economy.”
I could have let these things scare me, but when I thought about it, I realized that my aunts and uncles and teachers wanted the best for me, but they really didn’t know that much about being a pilot, because they’d never done it.
The best thing to do, I realized, was to ask people who were actually working at the job I wanted. They could tell me more about what it’s REALLY like.
Here’s your chance to ask your questions of a working airline captain:
David Santo has worked in private aviation and is now a Captain for a major U.S. airline. We will ask him first-hand the questions you want to ask:
- Do you have to have perfect grades in school?
- What is the salary and schedule really like?
- How hard is it to get a job? And what can I do to maximize my chances?
- And many others.
Have a question for Captain Dave? Reply to this email! We’ll ask Captain Dave as many as we can during the session.