Who Exactly Am I?



A question that pops up more and more as I continue my training is, well, who are you, were are you with your training, what's your opinion on this and that, blah blah blah you get the idea!

So, in this post, I want to give everyone a bit of piece of mind. As I hope the majority of those reading this already know, my name is Jake Lewis, I'm 15, living in Belfast, UK and working towards my PPL.

But were did my love for aviation start?

Well, from a very young age, I have just been absolutely bemused by anything that could leave the ground, from helicopters to UAVs - I wanted to know more about it all, and so I found out more and more about these types of things and then I realised, 'hey, I wanna' be a pilot!' To become a pilot, you need to be very motivated and determined, so I built upon these traits of mine which then turned me into a bit of an #AvGeek (That's hashtag Aviation Geek for the non-social net-workers among us) I fell in love with all things aviation from here, and I mean, fell in love, I was addicted to it all, from airport trips, to craning my head to the sky above to see which aircraft is flying above. I saw something in me that I had never seen before, this massive feeling of true expectations to become a pilot struck me, and from that day forward, I have progressed on that wannabee lifestyle and ended up training for my PPL!

What's life like for a PPL student?

Well, I'm not going to sugar coat the lifestyle of a PPL student for you, but I can assure you, it's pretty damn good! The experiences you take part in, the opportunities you get offered, the feeling of weightlessness you get when you take off into the open skies, the stories you get told by some of the most experienced pilots, the 'Top-Gun' look about you with your aviators on... it's all so good, and if you ever, and I mean ever get the chance to take part in anything to do with aviation, do it, it all adds to the fun of training for a PPL student. 

What do I do to help me progress?

Well, I'm a member of the RAF Air Cadets - A very good opportunity to take part in many events to help you gain progress... I highly recommend! I speak to as many pilots as I can to help me learn new things, build upon new friendships worldwide and help others out, I attend all things that are aviation related, again, to help me learn about new things and meet new people, I am a member of many online aviation forums where I can exchange advice with others, as well as receiving it!

The above questions and answers, are very brief, but they provide an insight for those who want to know more about my training and who I am. They will eventually be another part to this in good time, but this post is just to keep you all entertained for a bit.

Until next time!