When I moved to Charlotte to attend a flight attendant training program in 2017, I was excited to be starting my career as an airline pilot.
While I had been a frequent flyer, my first real flight experience was the one I took to Charlotte.
While it was not an exciting day in Charlotte or Charlotte, I had my eyes open for the opportunity to learn about the aviation industry and the careers of flight attendants.
That was my first time in a pilot’s seat.
As an airline captain, I flew every single day, but it was my last day as a flight attendants’ supervisor and I was left feeling like I had done enough.
When I got to the airport, I realized that there was no way I was going to be flying the next day.
I knew I was the last person who would be flying my plane, so I took a few days off and tried to stay out of trouble.
That’s when I realized my experience in flight attendants training would be my first experience in a cockpit, and that I would be taking my career to the next level.
Once I got over my initial concerns about flying the flight, I started to really enjoy flying.
There were times I was flying too far from home, or going too fast, or taking too many turns.
As a flight instructor, I would spend hours at a time training in the simulator to become a pilot.
In addition to being able to fly my own plane, I could also train my students in the cockpit, so we could fly to destinations like Dubai, and back.
As a flight supervisor, I also had a great job.
I would have a lot of freedom in how I was able to operate the aircraft.
I could decide to fly the plane on my own, or I could fly it to a training location, which would allow me to fly from the cockpit to a nearby runway and back in just a few minutes.
I enjoyed the fact that I had complete control over my aircraft.
With my first pilot’s license, I went to work as a pilot for the Charlotte International Airport.
My job included a lot more responsibility than I thought it would.
I was responsible for the crew, who would fly me from the airport to a hotel or hotel suite for my check-in.
I also flew to various locations for the airport’s corporate office, and then to a flight simulator to learn the basics of the aircraft and learn how to operate it safely.
My career path has been one of steady progression, but at times it has felt like it has stalled.
When my career began, I worked in the field for a couple of years.
I worked as a mechanic for a mechanic’s shop for about three years, and I worked for a gas station for two years.
During that time, I did not have a real job, and it took me a few years to realize that my career would be the same regardless of what I did in the industry.
It took a while to find my passion, but when I did, it was with the support of my wife, who worked in construction.
As I worked my way through the career of a flight assistant, I continued to get better at the job and learned more about the flight industry.
While in the airport business, I have been fortunate to learn from my friends, colleagues, and flight attendants who have also gone through the same path.
One of my friends in the air business is a former pilot who had a lot to learn as a captain and flight attendant.
The next thing I knew, I’d become a flight coordinator.
While the career paths I have taken in the aviation field have been different, I am thankful for the opportunities I have had.
As someone who is passionate about aviation, it has been really fulfilling to have the opportunity for me to be involved in such an important industry.
I look forward to the day I can take the next step as an aviation pilot.
Thank you to Charlotte Aviation for helping me find my dream career in aviation.
I have already found a job in Charlotte and am very excited to start my next step in my life as a passenger, with Charlotte International Airlines.