I cut this out of a newspaper years ago — it's what made me decide to fly! (Ha, ha!) The kid who wrote it was 11 or 12, if I remember ... .
April 26, 1998
"I want to be a pilot when
I grow up, because it is a fun and easy
job to do. That is why there are
so many pilots flying today.
"Pilots don't need much school, they
just have to learn numbers so
they can read the instruments. I guess they
should be able to read
road maps so the won't get lost.
should be brave so they won't get scared if it is foggy and
see, or if a wing or motor falls off, they should stay
calm so they'll
know what to do.
"Pilots have got to have good eyes
to see through
clouds, and they can't be afraid of thunder and
lightning because they
are closer to them than we are.
"The salary pilots make is another
thing I like. They make more
money than they can spend. This is because
most people think flying
is dangerous, except pilots don't, because they
know how it is.
"There isn't much I don't like, except girls.
"Girls like pilots, and all the stewardesses want to marry pilots,
they always have to chase them away so they don't bother them.
hope I don't get airsick, because I get carsick, and if I got
couldn't be a pilot and then I'd have to go to work."