Thursday, January 3, 2013

My Goal with this Blog

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I created this blog not only to keep a personal record of my own training (so I could look back at what I did), but for something else as well.

When I took my first flight lesson, I realized that I was going to begin a personal journey, turning what I could only dream of into a reality. There are so many people around the world who have passions (like mine with aviation), that might have not really pursued/explored them. When I was younger, I loved going to see air-shows, flying commercially, and doing anything/everything aviation. I was and still am privileged to have a family that supports my interests and passions no matter what they are. Sadly, many people don't always have a support system within their own families, and might loose their passion because of it.

With my story, I hope to inspire new, future, and present aviators (or anyone!) to pursue/explore their passions in life, and take them to the next level. What does the "next level" mean? For me, it meant actually going out and flying. Learning how to fly, instead of just flying for travel or always wondering what it would be like. 

What are some goals for this blog?:
  • Inspire others to take their passion head on 
  • Show people what made me passionate about aviation
  • Demonstrate how I am making my dreams into realities. (show that it can be done!)
  • Get others to do the same. Go out and follow your passion with a thick skin, don't let others tell you how to think or what to do with your life. 
  • With the "Share Your Story" section, show aspiring aviators the diverse range of careers available to them
  • Finally, show what path I will take towards a professional pilot career. How will I become successful in the industry?

^ All in the hope that my story will inspire others to do the same. Make a blog, twitter, facebook page, whatever! Share it. Show the world how you followed your passion. I have gotten emails and messages from incredible people I don't even know, all around the country, thanking me for sharing my story, saying how it inspired them to begin really pursuing their own passion. Often people said they were more than willing to help me along! It's amazing what you can create just by sharing your story with others online. It can help you personally, as well as affect people you don't even know from all around the world. 

I am at a point in my life where I have to start thinking about, not necessarily deciding, what I want to do in life. And closer yet, where I want to go to college. Do I want to go to an aviation college? Do I want to train on the side, outside of school? Is there a major I have in mind? Those are just some of the things I have to think about right now. 

Good luck to all of you who have to make some important decisions soon! I hope you choose to follow the path which you are the most passionate about. In my mind, success = happiness! 

"Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path, and leave a trail."  -Ralph Waldo Emerson


  1. Great stuff, Swayne. You're an inspiration not only to "young up 'n comers," but to us "old, jaded fuddy duddies." You give us hope for your generation!

  2. Thanks! I appreciate that! People like you are who inspire me to really try hard for this, shows it can pay off, and end in happiness

  3. Yes Mr.Capnaux say absolutely right your posts is too good.


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Swayne Martin