Seasonal greetings, recap of 2018 and my outlook for 2019

Seasonal greetings, recap of 2018 and my outlook for 2019
24/12/2018 pilotpatrick
most followed pilot blogger


Dear Aviator,

many seasonal greetings from your PilotPatrick. I wish you a joyful holiday season and a happy new year! I hope you can enjoy the time with your beloved ones. This year I am lucky and I can spend Christmas with my family. My seasonal greetings blog post has become a small tradition over the past years. As always I will recap 2018 and give you an outlook for 2019. 

“The bad news times flies, the good news you are the pilot”

2018 what a year, but it flew by just too quickly. It was exciting, thrilling and intense. My occupational career and my social media kept me always busy. Maybe sometimes too busy, that I did not have enough time for friends, family and most important for myself. The year had its ups and downs, but in the end, 2018 was a very successful year.

Maybe soon as Captain

I am still flying the old lady, the A300. I applied as Captain this year, my application was accepted and I had the chance to attend an assessment in the simulator for the upgrade.  Besides my first long-range flight of six hours from Milan to Bahrain, the Captain upgrade is the biggest highlight of my aviation career this year. I am excited to take you on this exciting journey with me. Most possibly I will launch a blog series about my way to the left side.

The growing Aviator family

I am still really satisfied with my current job and it was the absolute right decision to switch airlines two years ago. One reason is that I have enough time for my second passion: my social media channels! It is still a lot of work and it does not get less, it only gets more 🙂 Especially now with my YouTube channel, which I launched this year. But all the effort and time I am investing pays off. All channels combined my Aviator family counts now over 550.000!!! It means the world to me that I am able to share with you my pilot life and give you insights you would normally never get. It is both for you entraining and informative. The money I make with collaborations plays only a little role for me. Yet it is still mandatory to finance my channels. I am more proud and grateful for everything I can experiencing through my blogging.

Check out my Christmas Video on my YouTube, in which I am talking more about my upgrade, my projects, the collaborations and I am explaining why everything is now labeled with Anzeige.

Meeting you

Back in 2017 I managed to meet you in different cities around the world. Berlin, Los Angeles, Barcelona, Munich and Frankfurt. I hoped that I will be able to do more events in 2018, but unfortunately I only managed to do two Meet and Greets. One in Berlin and one in Tel Aviv. The one in Berlin was a very exciting one since we meet in a wind tunnel to go flying/skydiving. Additionally, a camera team joined me on that day to shoot a documentary about my blogger life. It is always a great pleasure getting to know you in person and to have a chat.

The next event I am planning is a 500k Instagram party. So far I only know that I would like to celebrate this. Stay tuned on my Facebook event section, so you will not miss it.

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Meet and Greet at Windobona

My projects for 2019

My biggest goal for 2019 is to become a Captain. The upgrade training will be tough and will require a lot of studying. As I always stated clearly, my profession and flying have always the priority. With good time management, I try to keep everything at a high level, but sometimes I need to slow down my activity online. I count on your understanding!

Never the less I set out the following projects:

  • My Aviator bracelet: Currently sold out, but I am working on a new design for 2019. With my profits, I want to support one individual in the process of becoming a pilot. It would be fantastic to be able to pay for the entire flight training. More information here.
  • The PilotPatrick collection: I want to design more than just an Aviator bracelet. Any thoughts and wishes?! Let me know in a comment.
  • The PilotPatrick book. I do not want to reveal too much on this project, but I want to write a book

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My personal goals

Both my passions consume a lot of time and time is one of the few things you cannot buy. In 2019 I have to take more care of myself. I want to do more sports and I want to have more time not for myself, but also for my people around me! My YouTube team is already a great help, but also the photographers I am working with. Thanks for your great support! In 2019 I need to optimize processes and may get some extra support. Maybe you want to be my assistant? 😉

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Please subscribe to the newsletter, if you want to receive a message from me when I posted a new blog, video or event!

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Thanks my Aviator

Thanks, my Aviator, for being so engaging. I appreciate every like, comment and all your advice. It makes me really happy to hear that I am an inspiration for some of you. You are also my inspiration for my stories, photos and my content on this blog. You are like a jet engine which propels me to goals, which I would never have imagined to achieve. Like me, you are probably noticing hate and bad vibes on a daily basis offline and online. But why? Life is already tough and each of us has problems and struggles, so be more kind to each other and spread good vibes!

Merry Christmas and happy landings in 2019!

Your PilotPatrick



  1. Shiran Abraham 1 year ago

    Always pleasure to read your interesting blog. Thank for sharing your interesting 2018 journey with us . Then years had up n down for you n you didn’t had much time spend for you n for your family but in the end you have successful year.we are excited to join your existing journey with you , i believe you’ll be a our captain ‍✈️. I’m proud to be your Aviator family. I’m so lucky I could join you meet n great in TLV n I had changed to get chat with my idol that was my dream to have so many pictures with my idol and off course we all crazy Aviator squad attend your next meet n great for sure. Glad to hear that you gonna launch very soon PILOTPATRICK collection n I’m so excited to have all PILOTPATRICK collections. My wish of PILOTPATRICK is everything like T-shirt, shoes all kind of jewelry phone case and many more I know sounds crazy but you know I’m your crazy that will be pleasure to have PILOTPATRICK book n I’ll definitely but all of your collections n book . I wish you all best n your 2019 goal will be successful my blessing is always for you n most say 2018 for me also lucky that I had change to meet my inspiration n idol. Wish your successful life .

  2. Liliani setiawati 1 year ago

    End of the year is always the best time to reflect what we have done so far and start planning and readjusting for the following year, in order to make our life bigger, bolder, better, and more meaningful. PP, you have done this brilliantly. I am so looking forward to your book (autobiography). I love reading, especially on biography of rags to riches or any success or even failure story. I love your writing style, too, easily understood without showing off jargons like some writers did. I will buy and read your book definitely, please sign for me, too. Hahaha. Keep soaring. PP, the sky is the limit, and for your case perhaps limitless. Thank you Shiran for always notifying me whenever PP has new blog or video or whatever.

  3. Emmy Puspasari 1 year ago

    Merry Christmas 2018 and Happy New Year 2019!
    Hope this Christmas you always feel Happy and Enjoy Your Fun Long Holiday!!
    I always support you dear also for next year 2019..
    Success that you become A Captain soon and make more youtube video again and share your journey with us dear Jesus bless you

  4. Maria 1 year ago

    Merry Christmas Patrick. You have had a very busy year so far, and I believe 2019 will be even more hectic for you. What a lovely blog as always. Just keep being you and you will reach the stars .
    Enjoy family time thanks for everything you do and show ur aviators. I sent an email with ideas I had lol regarding ur bracelet and other ideas etc (ur info email address u have posted, sent it when u was on holiday in Mauritius) thanks for everything Patrick stay blessed and happy flying

  5. Jan 1 year ago

    Merry Christmas Pilot Delicious!! I look forward to sharing your achievements online. Your hard work is appreciated by many who are inspired by your work ethos and continued success. Keep flying high and proud! Simply the best! ⭐⭐⭐⭐

  6. Glory 1 year ago

    This is so inspiring, i wish luck and good things in 2019 may all your goals become true captain.

  7. Kelaswara 1 year ago

    Happy Holidays and Happy New Year to the BEST PILOT of all time. You are full of inspiration Patrick. Hats off for you and your great journey. Yes I had joined you around June 2018 and within 6 months knowing you, I found out that your personality is very amazing and your hardwork is so awesome.

    Wish your goal to become Captain Patrick will accomplish soon‍♂️. I also waiting for your new PP Collection next year. As you know I am a big fan of your products☺.

    As for one of my next goal for 2019 is meeting you and all my #crazyaviatorssquad in May.

    Thanks again Patrick and good luck

  8. Cherryl Chew 1 year ago

    Hi Patrick, it is always a pleasure to read your blog and all your social media updates and posts. Thank you so much for sharing your amazing journey of life with us throughout 2018 and hope that there will be more success in 2019 for you. l am so glad that you will be writing a book soon which l had given my idea to you before as l can really feel that you can be a very good author ever since l started reading your blog. I am really glad for you that you can celebrate Christmas back home with your family. Have a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year my dear PilotPatrick.

  9. Palsju1987 1 year ago

    Actually other than bracelet, I would honestly be willing to pay for a poster size of ur “office view” and best its comes with ur autograph :p U might want to consider it when exploring alternative merchandise for ur charity fundraising.

  10. nasim 1 year ago

    I can help you in designing, or giving ideas.

  11. Vita 1 year ago

    Ottima descrizione di sentimenti sul tuo blog!! Tutto ciò ci coinvolge!! Rendendoti unico e inimitabile!! Per avere una idea in più riguardo il tuo progetto :: abbiamo bisogno di beauty case uomo e donna…con il logo PP, orecchini in argento 925 con il logo PP… A te la scelta…. King

  12. Chazla 1 year ago

    It’s really motivated me to work more harder and believing in myself again. I feel like there is connection between you and me as your aviator. Thank you so much for putting ur lifestyle with us and im grateful there’s someone who’s down to earth like you. I can’t wait for your next journeys and Keep it up, pp!

  13. Michelle 1 year ago

    Why are you single?

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