Becoming a Pilot is Life-Changing

October 2013

Becoming a Pilot Changes Your Life

If you’re a pilot, you already know about the rush you get every time you take off, the in-flight euphoria, and the excitement and thrill of achieving the perfect landing. But has becoming a pilot changed you, in other aspects of your life? Since going through flight school, are you more patient with others or able to focus more at work? In this great essay by Andrew Hartley of, read about the skills and values you may have gotten out of flight training and applied to other aspects of your life – perhaps without even noticing!