A Great Part of Aviation

So many things draw me to aviation: the view, the excitement, the challenge. However one thing in particular I’ve grown to love since becoming a pilot is the immense feeling of family. Every airport or FBO I’ve ever entered has been a friendly place filled with passionate, happy people. Everyone in this field loves what they do, and can connect with others who are a part of it unlike any other profession I can think of. I’ve had countless exciting conversations with strangers about aviation. One included the private pilots of Tim Tebow when he was in Louisville giving a talk to a local church. Another was with a pilot who had flown multiple United States presidents and CEOs around. No segregation exists in flying. Whether you’re a pilot, mechanic, man, woman, marshaller, air traffic controller-it doesn’t matter. We’re all bound together by a network that we love to be a part of. I think this aspect of flying is fantastic, and I never tire of the genuine friendliness that seems to be disappearing in the rest of the world. I got to thinking about this because my twin brother is about to rush for a fraternity this semester, and I thought about how I would probably never be able to be a part of something like that. But then I thought of this relationship between all pilots-especially at EKU-and I don’t care anymore. I believe we have something better, and I’m happy about that.


About mcjonesqwe

I'm an aviation student at Eastern Kentucky University. I love flying and learning about aviation. I'm from Louisville, Kentucky and I'm staying on campus in Richmond for school. I'm on the GlobalAir.com scholarship blog team and logging my flight training on Chasing FL180.
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