Hope everyone out there has a very happy Thanksgiving Day!

All us of pilots should be especially thankful for the ability to fly freely in a world that just recently took to the skies. It’s only been a little over 100 years since aviators have had the privilege to conquer and explore the skies, defying gravity in the process.

I’m thankful for the chance I’ve been given over and over again to do something that so few people in the world have had the opportunity to do. When I’m flying, it’s a special time for me; it’s a time when I can forget about everything that holds me back on the ground. I don’t have time when I’m up there to think about anything but being in the moment and staying safe.

Most of all, I’m extremely grateful for the people that have helped me get to where I stand today. My friends, family, and pilot mentors mean the world to me, I know I wouldn’t be in the same place without them. There are way too many people to list here. Chances are that if you’re reading this article, you’ve played a key role in my journey towards becoming a pilot. THANK YOU so much for all of the support you’ve given me.

Over the next few days, I’ll be updating the blog more frequently. In the days before Thanksgiving Break, teachers were cramming in extra work and tests, so I didn’t have any time to publish any updates.

Stay tuned for more to come soon, have a great holiday!
-Swayne Martin
Twitter: @MartinsAviation

P.S… going on my first “VFR Flight Following” flight (ATC coverage) with an instructor tomorrow, will have an article summarizing the experience.

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If you want to become a pilot, I want to make your journey just a little easier. I'm a First Officer for Envoy Air, one of the largest regional airlines in the world, and have partnered with industry leaders like the U.S. Air Force to teach about various aviation careers. For a full bio, click the "About" tab above. Use the "Contact" tab to shoot me a message.

2 Responses

  1. Karlene Petitt

    Swayne, I hope you and your family had a wonderful Thanksgiving. Stay warm and safe this weekend and always hold the feeling of gratitude in your heart. It will carry you far.


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