L-1011Alpha
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A Question To All

Mon Oct 02, 2000 12:21 pm

I've never been in an Airplane and I want to be an ATP.

I just love aviation.
but,you think my first flight as a recreational pilot and I get scared?
what do you advice me to do ?

Thanks in advance,
L-1011Alpha
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Ralgha
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RE: A Question To All

Mon Oct 02, 2000 12:36 pm

Go take an intro flight, then you can find out if it's really something you want to do. If you are scared for whatever reason, but you still want to do it, then start lessons and make sure your instructor knows what scares you. Then he/she can make sure you learn about it and face whatever it is that might scare you. By learning about it and doing it, you should be able to overcome whatever fears you have. A good instructor can usually help people overcome their fears.

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AAR90
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RE: A Question To All

Mon Oct 02, 2000 12:39 pm

Did you complete your first flight? If so, did you fly the airplane? Even a little? What were you afraid of? Need to answer these to yourself. If you can't, perhaps another introductory flight with a different instructor and/or aircraft would be in order. You'll need to address whatever it is that you are afraid of before you can decide being a pilot is a good career option for you.

FWIW, most pilots are afraid of the lack of control (I don't recall the fobia's proper name) that most often manifests itself as a fear of heights. A fear of heights in all places except an aircraft. Go figure. I can't, but its there for me. At least a little bit.


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RE: A Question To All

Mon Oct 02, 2000 12:57 pm

Look outside you will enjoy it, do not look in the cockpit or even worry about flying the plane, just enjoy.
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L-1011Alpha
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AAR90

Tue Oct 03, 2000 10:01 am

I didn't complete my first flight,like I said i've never been in one,even in a travel flight.
that's weird,isn't it ?
A guy that have never flown and want to be a Airline Pilot.
any comments?
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RE: A Question To All

Tue Oct 03, 2000 1:47 pm

>I didn't complete my first flight,like I said i've never been in one,
>even in a travel flight. that's weird,isn't it ? A guy that have never
>flown and want to be a Airline Pilot. any comments?

Go get an introductory flight, relax and enjoy it. If you enjoy it, take some lessons. If you still enjoy it ask yourself if you love it and would love to do it the rest of your life. If the answer is "yes" then do whatever it takes to follow your dream. If at anytime the answer is "no", then you'll have discovered the airline pilot life is not for you. Either way you will never be wasting your money.
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RE: A Question To All

Tue Oct 03, 2000 1:55 pm

While on this topic, I'd like to ask anyone who can answer this:

I love flying and all, and I'm perfectly fine in airliners, but every time I go up in small aircraft (C172,...) I get severe motion sickness. This has stopped me from taking lessons. What can I do to stop this?
 
IndianGuy
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RE: A Question To All

Tue Oct 03, 2000 4:11 pm

Well apart from loving aviation, you really got to ask yourself whether you love it enough to be doing it day in and day out.

I have a cousin who flies A320s for Indian Airlines. She loved airliners like myself. But now she says she is bored of doing the same thing over and over again!

Plus there are the schedules. There is not guarantee of fixed timings as in most other fields. This is something that needs to be considered.

Go ahead and take that intro flight. And then talk to pilots in the industry. They should be able to tell you what it really is like.
 
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RE: A Question To All

Wed Oct 04, 2000 4:49 am

I have another question:
- What is the labor or the work of an Aeronautic Engineer ?,being an Aeronautic Engineer you can be able to have,take care and be with your familly normally,or I have to be traveling very much ?

- what is the labor or the work of an Aviation Manager ?
he can be able to have a familly ? or he does have to be traveling ?
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RE: A Question To All

Fri Oct 06, 2000 4:25 am

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