…of this race at least.
The end is near for my stint here at flight school. No I have no doubts the learning will never cease, and perhaps has only begun but this chapter of my life is closing.
It feels bittersweet, like most things that you worked hard for. Glad to be done, but damn, I can’t believe it’s almost over.
Just a couple of sim lessons and 7 hours in the airplane with a couple of my colleagues and that’s it.
Then another chapter of my life will begin. A huge portion of my life actually. My career.
The past 4 (and a half because I’m one of the last to finish) years have been tough, long, felt endless, but I have learned a lot, and met a whole lot more people and learned more from their experiences and their stories. It’s almost sad to think that I’ll be leaving this place in just a couple of weeks. But not forever. Sure the airport is to close in a few years and the place where I learned how to fly would turn into some mall or business complex but Seneca will always be my home, wherever they go after the closing. I know I haven’t even had a taste of any experience to pass along, but I already feel a sense of accomplishment and feel a sense of giving back. Giving back not just to the college, but to Aviation. To help others realize their dream, and maybe even help them with getting it started. I’ve grown so much not just to become a pilot, but as a person, I’ve seen myself become more responsible, take more ownership of my life. And have found myself only desiring Aviation more and more. It’s an addiction.
That last flight is coming near. It’s gonna be almost like retiring from a career. When I finally start up, take off, land, and shut down that Bonanza for the very last time, will seem surreal, I know it. It’s bittersweet, the only way to describe it really.
Until the next thing comes along…
ps. What should I do to make my last hours in those airplanes memorable and fun? Any ideas? leave them below. I’ll try to get them on video if appropriate!