Self Reflective Essay Growing up I was always fascinated with airplanes and the flying world, so from a very young age I knew that I was going to pursue a career as an airline pilot. Over the years my passion for aviation continued to grow and I was extremely thrilled to finally make my dream a reality when I enrolled in the aviation program here at the University of Oklahoma. Coming into the program I had very little knowledge of aviation as a whole, but I did know that the aviation world was coming to a point where the need for commercial pilots was beginning to increase dramatically. I even got to speak with a few Delta and American pilots this summer and all of them said, “we need more young people to step up and become pilots or
Flying thousands of feet up in the sky is a dream of many young children, but very few actually end up as a pilot when they grow up. Commercial airline pilots will always be needed, but many people do not even think about choosing this as a career. Pilots have extremely important jobs. They must fly people place to place with no problems while at the controls of thousands of pounds of metal and flammable fuel, not to mention the many passengers. A pilot’s job is very risky, but it is also very rewarding.
With the airplane, going to any location is easier and faster. The airplane seems to be a great invention that may have opened the doors for many more inventions to come. I feel’s good to read this article because at the end of my readings I come out with much knowledge that I was not aware of about the Wright brothers and their first flight. I was able to know the full story behind the fact of just knowing they invented the first airplane. I learned how the brother’s came about their invention and how their success just didn’t happen overnight they had to work for it.
Flying has always been one of human’s greatest advancements. From the skies of world war one to the birds floating by. The airplane has created such an amazing transportation revolution all around the world. Approximately over 4.5 million people use an airplane every day for either personal use or work. Orville and Wilbur Wright with the help of thousands of years of research created the first powered aircraft controlled, and sustained in flight with a pilot aboard.
Charles Lindbergh, A man who made history in aviation and held aviation close to his heart, he was loved by the public, famous all over the world some called him an “American Hero” or they chose to call him by his nicknames such as, “The Lone Eagle” and “Lucky Lindy” He was very influential to the 1920s by promoting aviation and making history by completing the first solo transatlantic flight. Charles Lindbergh, was indeed very famous for completing his transatlantic flight but when he was little his life was different. Lindbergh was born on February 4th, 1902 in Detroit Michigan. When Charles was five years old his mother and father split up and when this happened he lived with his mom. Charles and his mom lived a somewhat different life style.
Due to the Wright brothers determination in succeedingthey succeeded in creating the first the plane which is now an everyday part of life. Without their work and effort life would be much different in the world and traveling around the world would take a much longer amount of time. Since the invention of the plane the world has accomplished many feats thought to be impossible.
That was not the case when we first started training pilots. Throughout history the United States military has made positive advancements in training pilots to reduce causalities, loss of equipment, thus positively affecting individuals to pursue careers in aviation. Training of our young American pilots in World War I has been lessons well learned. World War I fighter pilots were young, brave men who left behind everything to fight for our country. These men had very limited flying skills, but a commitment to the United States to defend our country.
Piloting is one of the most glamorous, appealing and exciting jobs and only a few pursue it seriously to make it their career. With a good knowledge, planning and willpower anyone from any walk of life can make this dream come true. Many people who are serious about becoming an airline pilot have questions about prerequisites and majors they should choose and degrees they should get in order to reach their goal. They wonder if they need an aviation degree or whether they have to attend an aviation college to become an airline pilot. Although a college degree is not a requirement to become an airline pilot, it is definitely an added advantage while applying for jobs with major airlines.
They were able to give him a good start on his education that would surpass any parent’s expectations or dreams. Once he left home and began studying on his own he was eventually influenced, on occasion, on trips with his father. Ultimately aviation would become his passion. Once war broke out his determination was once again tested and he continued in his pursuit of designing an aircraft that was lifted by a propeller and not the wings. Once in the U.S. and allowed to continue his dream of a practical helicopter he ended up with the R-4.
Whenever entering an airplane I was at awe of the sheer number of controls in the cockpit and the duties of the captain and first-officer. My fascination of aviation was solidified upon the story of Frank Abagnale in the motion-picture and novel, ‘Catch me if you can’. But becoming an airline pilot is no easy feat. Pilots must first go through numerous hours of schooling and training along with other prerequisites that must be met. Pilots do not need to attend college to become an airline pilot but most companies prefer their pilots to have some type of degree.