When you are a kid, you want to a police officer, a doctor, a firefighter or a pilot when you grow up. Our dreams usually change with age. When I was done in school and ready to get out in the work life, I had no idea what I wanted to do. I worked in various places and hated all of them. Then I thought “what did I want to be when I was a kid”, and came up with “pilot”. Why shouldn´t I be doing something that I dreamt of as a child. Now I had the chance? So this is what I decided to do. But becoming a pilot is super-duper fucking expensive. So I became a bus driver first to get a decent job, so I could earn enough money to become a pilot.
Going to OZ-land.
Fastforwarding 6 years. I had the money. I was going to become a pilot. I applied for a school in Australia. I got in. I paid them good money. I went there. The next 1,5 years was the best years of my life! Not just because I got to fly airplanes. But also I got to meet a lot of awesome people. The weather was perfect (for most part), there were so much to see and do it was crazy. I fell in love with the country.
The golden days in OZ-land.
I will not bore you with all the teaching and theory and cleaning planes and all that crap. I flew planes. That is all that matters. 🙂
I also made a video from my flying in Australia. You can watch it below:
Why am I not getting paid as a pilot then?
Well, it is extremely expensive and takes a lot of your spare time becoming a full-time PAID pilot. Let us just say I got bored with the idea. I was not really interested at spending all my spare time on reading about vortexes and shit. Do not get me wrong. I love flying. But I do not want my whole world to evolve around it. I never spent the extra $18000 on MECIR (instrument and multiengine rating) I just got my commercial pilot license and then walked away. Nowadays I just fly for fun. That is my favorite type of flying. I do not need more stress and pressure in my life as it is.
Why am I not still in Australia?
I love Australia. I love it so much. But Australia doesn´t love me back. Eventually, if you do not have a visa or a job (that the employer have to be able to proof that there is no Australian who could also do it as good as you) they kind of throw you out.
Yep. That is the sad story of my life… ;-P Well not really. I love my life! And this is one of my favorite memories!:)
Learning to fly? 5 out of 5 stars!