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My Ambitions

By Swayne Martin @MartinsAviation

My name is Swayne; I am a sophomore in High School. The goal of this blog is to show the steps which I will be taking over the next few years in my pursuit of a Professional Pilot career. I will show step by step my path towards this goal, beginning next week with my first Flight Lesson.
My Ambitions

Ever since I was little I have been surrounded by aviation. Over the years, I developed a real passion for it, being fortunate enough to go to some pretty cool places around the world and really experience flight. I have flown many times commercially around the world to places like France, Alaska, Mexico, and this summer, Korea. Just recently, I decided to do something with my passion.  I am excited to begin learning how to actually pilot an aircraft. My ambitions are great, hopefully one day I will be in a position to turn flying into a career. Luckily, I have many years to decide for myself (although I feel pretty dead-set right now). In a week I will take my first flight lesson as an intro into piloting an aircraft. I'm pretty excited for it and can't wait!With the majority of work being done over the summer, I will begin working towards my private pilot’s license which I can obtain shortly after turning 17.  Its not just something I “kinda” want to do, it really has been a goal of mine for as long as I can remember. It will not be easy to get the license: including hours upon hours of training, testing, exams, and FAA check-rides.  Luckily, I have the support of my friends and family and I am ready to take this challenge head on. I couldn’t be happier with how this has turned out, what the future might hold, and what I will hopefully gain from this experience. 

"When once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward, for there you have been, and there you will always long to return."
                                                                                                            --Leonardo da Vinci

My Ambitions

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