Chris's Condescending Catastrophic Killer Search
- Class: Personal Development 6 Career Planning
- Educator: Catherine Morris
- Home Base: Sierra College
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Being Physically Acive
Environment & Nature
I believe that there not any dreams jobs someone can not get with enough hard work. While being a pilot would be one of the most amazing things to do, I don't think it is for me. Not because it's too hard or there's a lot of school involved but because I want to be happy. I want to have a big family when I'm older and I want to spend time with them while I work. Being gone for long periods of time would be to hard for me and I want to be closer to home. I've had other dream job of being a chef and now its more clear to me that that is the right path and I hope it works out for me.
Splint, David, Andrew, David
A C5 Pilot, U2 pilot, KC10 pilot x2
All my leaders fly's planes and do paper work.
What type of route did this leader take?
"It was straightforward."
"It took a while to figure out."
"I tried everything."
Leader's Work Life
Well there are a few different types of days. About 3-5 days are just a desk job, and 1-2 days can be actually flying the planes. When they are deployed they can be gone for a very long time in different countries doing many different things.
A lot of the noise the pilots heard was just about themselfs and finishing school. There are a lot of challenges they have to over come but for most of the pilots I talked too, just staying focused and determined was they key. Some other noise was them trying to realize that it's baby steps. You can't take everything at once, you have to take it slow. They were also scared by failure. Almost all my pilots said they were really pushed by the fear the failure and most of this was just internal feelings.
Advice from my Leader
Work hard in school. You need to have good grades but not over the top. They all took different paths to become pilots, the first one I talked to when in after he got a degree in Business and Marketing. He said you don't need to push for that 4.0 perfect GPA but you need at least a 3.5. He said not to let failure turn you off the road so leave a bit of wiggle room. I was shocked when he talked about his degree, I thought you had to have a more science or math based degree but as long as you choose something realistic and get good grades the Air Force will see that you stuck though school and accept you in. Another one of my pilot told me that you just have to keep going and not bring yourself down.
Well I didnt have any cold calls but, after my first interview I adjusted how I introducted myself and asked the questions. Splint, the first pilot I interviewed was one of the older guys and was pacient with me while I flipped back and fourth writting thigns down. So from this I adjusted my binder and had a few questions ready to go without having to look at the papers.
Before and After
My leaders all got to where they are todays in different ways. Before my interviews I though you had to get a engineer degree or chemistry degree to get where they are. Learning how they got there helped me choose the way I wanted to go. It made me realize that some of the options were not for me. Two of the pilots went straight in the academy and they told me how intense it was all the time getting trained and going through college classes at the same time. I also didn't realize how much you are away from your family. I though you would have a good amount with them even though you were in the military but after talking to my pilots this was not the case for most of the year. This really changed my mind about wanting to become a pilot.