So you’re reasonably sure you want to be a pilot, you’re already pursuing the knowledge and requirements, and have kept your proverbial nose clean. Is there anything else you can do to improve your chances further? According to Cpt. Levy, it’s all about constantly learning new things, and more importantly, doing so safely.
“Having flown for 41 years at a very large U.S. airline that flies aircraft around the world, I would share this with you: Start your flying lessons now, learn everything you can about flying; and as my childhood neighbor, who was the #1 seniority Captain at another major airline told me over and over, ‘you never stop learning.’ There is always a better way to fly and a better way to work with your crew.
“Finally, let safe flying be your guide in all decisions you make. Getting to your destination is surely important; however, it is not that important if safety is jeopardized in even the slightest way. If there is a doubt, then let this be your motto: DON’T DO IT!”