It can be a childhood dream or a late epiphany, but we all have wanted to be a pilot at one point, and there is a reason for this! Well, actually here are our top 10 reasons you should become a pilot. Have a read through and you’ll remember why you used to dream about flying above the clouds.
1) Pilots will confirm: nothing can top your first solo flight
The minute you lift off the ground, you realise you’re the only person that can bring the plane back to the runway safely. This is the most breathtaking experience one could ever have! There you are, couple hundred feet above the ground, alone in a flying machine which only you control. You are both elated and burdened by the huge responsibility given to only a few people. The next big step (after getting your licence of course) will probably be your first flight with passengers onboard. All this tells you are getting closer to being able to do flight sharing with Wingly.
2) Pilots make good decisions
You need to understand situations and make decisions based on the information you have. You’ll also quickly understand your limits, and what it takes to improve them.
3) Piloting improves your brain capabilities
No joke! You’ll gain knowledge that you never thought you would need to know. You’ll become a better planner and will learn to juggle several key pieces of information at the same time. You’ll learn good resource management, and how to be patient.
4) Pilots know how to keep their cool
When you are experiencing an in-flight breakdown and need to land a plane with a failed engine, or when you simply encounter an unforeseen situation, you understand the value of staying calm and remembering your training.
5) Pilots have mysterious super powers
With time you’ll be able to read the skies, interpret the clouds and even forecast the weather. A very cool trick to show off!
6) Pilots belong to a huge family
The Sunday afternoon hangout at the local aerodrome, grilling steaks on the BBQ while watching your fellow pilots taking off and landing, practising their loops and barrels isn’t a myth. When you become a pilot, you join a worldwide community based on passion, respect and 100-year-old traditions.
7) Pilots have the best office view in the world
“The sun is always bright above the clouds” as pilots say. Nothing beats the stunning view you have from a cockpit.
8) Pilots can escape from the earthly hassles
Only if you are a pilot can you leave all worries on the runway and soar through the clouds to a nest of peace and shear beauty.
9) Pilots have fun at work
There is a reason why this game is called Flight Simulator and not Bank Clerk Simulator…
10) Pilots are amazed children in serious adult bodies
When you fly exciting machines, wrestle with cross-winds, constantly discover new places, you can’t help but stay (or become again) the child you once were. This is the magic of being a pilot!
If you ever needed some more convincing after our top 10 reasons why you should be a pilot, have a look at the answer of a pilot-to-be to our question: why do you want to become a pilot?
And after you make that dream a reality, why not sign up to flight share with Wingly!
Comment below why you would like to become a pilot.