Wednesday, January 20, 2010

My elusive dream of becoming a flight instructor

I have loved flying things for as far back as I can remember. I have a love for just about every form of human flight there is, as well as a love for unmanned aircraft/spacecraft. One of my many goals to accomplish within my lifetime is to become a pilot and flight instructor.

That goal has been elusive. The main reason has been finances. It has been really difficult to save up for the costs of flight training over the years. But nonetheless, I am still determined to make this happen.

My current focus is flying ultralights. My most burning interest for the past couple of years is to fly hang gliders. Hang Gliding has been a popular sport since the 1970's and has recently come a long way in its development. Also, the FAA has since created the Sport Pilot rating.

I am back at it this year in 2010 and am determined to make this happen. My goal is to reach the following USHPA Ratings:
  • Hang II certification by spring
  • Hang III certification by Fall

1 comment:

  1. Press on, my brother.

    I respect your commitment to finding a way to do what you love. Life is too short to do otherwise.

    ~ Venus