My dream to fly + why I fly

My dream to fly + why I fly
02/09/2016 pilotpatrick
dream to fly

In my last blogpost “A brief vita” you already learnt a little bit about me. In this article I will tell you about my dream to fly. Exactly 22 years ago I had my first day of school. Back then I would not have thought about being a pilot of a private jet who travels the world. This was beyond my imagination.

My interests

I started early to be interested in technical stuff and I wanted to know how things work. My grandpa had garage and he used to work on cars, motorbikes and so on. I joined him many times to help him. I favored facts and figures. That may have been the reason why my grades in mathematics physics and geographic were better. But I also have a very creative side on me. I love drawing and designing new things. Back in school I used to draw cars and planes the whole time. To become a car designer was my back up in case the piloting would not have worked out.

Reichelsheim airport and glider planes

Excurison with my mother and grandmother

School begins wearing my Aladdin shirt

My first day of school

Childhood and planes

During my childhood I remember that we did lot of excursions on the weekends. Either with my grandparents, which both still live very close, or with my parents and my younger brother. Growing up in a small town close to Frankfurt am Main in Germany there were lots of outside activities to do. They could not be thrilling enough for me. Roller coaster were not high and fast enough. We often visited small airports close by when they had a special events on their airfield. I was always super excited to go. But it was also sad on the same time, because I wanted to be up in the air and not on the ground watching the small planes fly by.

One day I was the luckiest boy ever. I won a free local flight in a small propeller plane. My fascination was now even bigger and this may eventually have triggered me to become a pilot. Too satisfy my fascination we did a lot of family trips visiting technical museums and airport to watch planes. I truly can recommend the museums in Speyer and Sinsheim. You can not only visit a Concorde from the inside but also an old B747 of Lufthansa. That was back then too cool for me. Unfortunately I can not remember my first flight because I was only two years old at that time. The whole family including my grandparents went to Palma de Mallorca for vacation. After that a lot of flights to destinations in Europe and the US followed.

LEPA first flight in childhood

First flight to Palma in 1990

This all led up to the point when I decided to become a pilot during high school at the age of 18. Even tough I have never flown myself before I knew I will love it. The question “why I fly” is easy to answer it has become my passion. The flying requires good technical knowledge and constant learning since aviation is a fasted paced branch. Additionally I get to travel the world to explore and discover new places. Another reason “why I fly” is because of the support of my family. Without them I would not have this dream job today.

Stay tuned for my upcoming blog: how I became a pilot

Your Pilot Patrick

16 Comments

  1. aciechanowska 1 year ago

    You were really lucky having the opportunity to enjoy beeing close to the aircraft since you were a kid 🙂 the way you talk about flying shows that’s it is your reeal passion, piece of your heart. Can’t wait for new post about your sky life 🙂
    Blue skies Patrick!

  2. anetaciechanowska 1 year ago

    You were really lucky having the opportunity to enjoy aircraft since you were a kid 🙂 the way you talk about flying shows that’s it is your reeal passion, piece of your heart. Can’t wait for new posta about your sky life 🙂
    Blue skies Patrick!

    • Author
      pilotpatrick 1 year ago

      The passion really build up over the years. Now I could not live without it. There is more content to come. If you have questions you can comment on Instagram @pilotpatric For you also blue skies!

  3. alifewithtrials 1 year ago

    This is amazing to read, it really made me fly. Glad that your back up plan was a car designer, its important to have one.

  4. alifewithtrials 1 year ago

    My i ask how old you are?

  5. Author
    pilotpatrick 1 year ago

    Thanks Markus for your kind comment. Not every landing can be smooth. Most important is that the landing is safe. I received lots of aviation related questions on Instagram that is why I decided to start this blog so more people can read about my experiences. All the best to you!

  6. zakaria 12 months ago

    hey man
    what did you encounter when you were applying for a job.
    what was it like?

  7. Angel 10 months ago

    Hahaha I found my answer 😉

  8. Karolina Kocoł 6 months ago

    It is always a pleasure to read such stories. That is how dreams should be made come true. Wish you all the best 🙂

    • Author
      pilotpatrick 6 months ago

      Hello Karolina,
      thank you very much! It is a pleasure to share my story with you 🙂
      I wish you all the best as well. If you have questions let me know below the relevant blog post.
      Happy landings!
      Patrick

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