parhelli0n: (boing)
Well, it's official.
I sat down with the 'rents today to inform them of my decision to get back into aviation. It's not going to be cheap, or easy, but it will finally sate the voice inside of me that sighs every time I see a helicopter pass by. I will go to NHI sometime this week to discuss my options, and see what I need to get back into the sky.

It's been a pipe dream for 6 years now-- the type of thing that I dismiss with my ardent rationalism. I can't afford to get back into it. There's no future in flying. The job market is small, and the perks don't begin to manifest until you've got a bajillion hours. It could/would require us to move elsewhere to find work (unless I wanted to be a CFI for the rest of my life). The money sucks. The medical benefits are non-existant. It's just not realistic...

But, I love it. It makes me happy and fulfilled and free. Sometime soon, I will be back on the controls. I have to smile now when I look at the fortune cookie fortune that I have saved for years. It says, "In order to attain your dreams, you must first have them."

Huzzah, and Happy Holidays, my friends.
parhelli0n: (boing)
Well, it's official.
I sat down with the 'rents today to inform them of my decision to get back into aviation. It's not going to be cheap, or easy, but it will finally sate the voice inside of me that sighs every time I see a helicopter pass by. I will go to NHI sometime this week to discuss my options, and see what I need to get back into the sky.

It's been a pipe dream for 6 years now-- the type of thing that I dismiss with my ardent rationalism. I can't afford to get back into it. There's no future in flying. The job market is small, and the perks don't begin to manifest until you've got a bajillion hours. It could/would require us to move elsewhere to find work (unless I wanted to be a CFI for the rest of my life). The money sucks. The medical benefits are non-existant. It's just not realistic...

But, I love it. It makes me happy and fulfilled and free. Sometime soon, I will be back on the controls. I have to smile now when I look at the fortune cookie fortune that I have saved for years. It says, "In order to attain your dreams, you must first have them."

Huzzah, and Happy Holidays, my friends.

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