David’s words for cadets pilots
I have been teaching students seeking to be trained by an airline to begin a career as a pilot for over ten years at Air-Aviation. Many students have successfully entered the pilot training programs of China Airlines or EVA Air. The competition for slots in the training programs is fierce, to sat the least.
Over the years, candidates have shown varying degrees of preparedness and determination. However, determination and a willingness to put in the hard work have always been the keys to success. As we say in English: “There is no free lunch.” “No pain, no gain.” “Where there is a will, there’s a way.” So, roll up your sleeves and make a detailed list of the areas in which you need to improve. Then, make a specific schedule to accomplish your goals. Never take anything for granted or allow yourself to engage in wishful thinking. The greatest hazard is complacency and an unwillingness to honestly evaluate one’s abilities and skill sets.
And remember: “Discipline is choosing to do, not what you want now, but what you want in the future.” This is called time preference in English. So, stay focused and keep your sights on your long-term goal: Pursuing a career as an airline pilot. You can do anything if you set your mind to it!