My love for aviation started when I was a kid. I was on a trip with my family. I can’t remember where I was going but we were flying over the sea. My father spoke with one of the flight attendants and I was allowed to go into the cockpit. Once I entered the cabin, I saw all the
buttons and switches, all the lights and instruments and the view that the pilots had. I fell in love with that. I could see the vast ocean in front of me as we passed through the clouds. From that moment I started to see it as a dream.
Adolescence was a difficult stage of my life. I was unmotivated, I didn’t know what to do and the vision of that dream became something unreal. It was just a little kid's dream and I couldn’t afford to dream like that so I forgot about that idea for a long time.
I liked physics and mathematics but the teachings were boring and my grades weren’t good so I changed subjects in bachelor to study economics and history because I found them easier but I didn’t really like them. I was in a situation where I couldn’t find my place so, instead of going at university, I started working because I couldn’t see the point of studying anymore.The work wasn’t rewarding either so, after a year, I started to think again about the things that I liked it until I realized that I wanted to be a pilot.
This would not have been possible without the help of my parents. From the first moment they
supported me with my decision and I began to work on it. At one point it stopped looking like a
a child's dream became my goal and that changed everything.
I had to learn English almost from scratch and physics too so I went to Ireland for six months to
study English and to prepare myself for the subjects that I needed to start in a flight school. The ground school or theoretical lessons were also difficult. Despite having been preparing for that moment the classes were going fast and I was not able to grasp all the information so I had to study really hard but, after six months, I passed all my theoretical exams and was ready to fly. Flying was different in every aspect. I didn't have to study so much and the lessons were much more fun than in ground school. The instructors I had were great and you could see yourself improving a lot in each flight which was very motivating. The feeling of seeing the dream becoming true was increasing everyday.
The first job I got after getting the license was in my city doing touristic flights, now I am a flight instructor and I am really happy that I took the step I took. For all of you who want to take the same step of becoming a pilot, if you have it clear, do not hesitate. It will not be an easy path, it is not that the studies are complicated but there is a lot to study and it takes a lot of discipline and perseverance to get it and, if you succeed, it’s totally worth it.
It’s a wonderful job career and you will learn a lot of different things, be humble, don’t rush and learn from everyone. If you set goals and have motivation, it can stop being a dream and come true.