If you become a professional pilot and fly as a career, you will be in the company of some great men and women. Do you recognize names such as Dr. Buzz Aldrin, Sir Richard Branson, Gene Cernan, Dick Rutan, Emily Howell-Warner and Harrison Ford? Wait, did I hear Harrison Ford? Harrison Ford is indeed famous in aviation circles as the chariman of the EAA's Young Eagles. The Young Eagles promotes aviation in the US for young people. Harrison Ford said "Those who are bound to the Earth by gravity — and are without an airplane — don't really see the world the way a pilot does. There's so much beauty in flight."
Last week, Ford received the Annual Living Legend of Aviation Award in Beverly Hills, California, for his countless hours of service introducing thousands of young people to the joys of flight.
Being a pilot is hard work, but there is indeed some glamour to the job also. If you don't think so, just ask Dr. Buzz Aldrin (astronaut), Sir Richard Branson (founder of airlines), Gene Cernan (astronaut), Dick Rutan (record-breaking pilot) and Emily Howell-Warner (first female commercial pilot).
Want to hear more about what skills you must have – and how to get those skills — to be a pilot? Check out www.pea.com for much good information. It just may get you started and get you excited about being a pilot as a career.