[:en]We just had the opportunity to interview one of our former students, Gustavo Angeles from Mexico who nowadays is a First Officer at Interjet, he shared with us how was his experience in our course from Zero hours to Commercial.
https://flyingacademy.com/pilot-training/ab-initio-faa/faa-0-cpl/
Q. Before arriving at Flying Academy, what were my concerns and fears?
Gustavo: After talking it with my family and once it became a fact that I was going to study in a school in the United States, my main fears naturally were, the language and the fact that I did not know anyone in the city. As expected, when I arrived for the first time I felt melancholy and a little scared, because in the end, I was in a foreign country, away from my family and friends, and without knowing for sure what it was waiting for me. Despite feeling enthusiastic about the fact that I was going to learn to fly, it was impossible for me not to feel uncertainty, mixed feelings and why not, a little panic.

Q. What were your expectations about Flying Academy, and were those exceeded or not?
Gustavo: To tell the truth, my first expectations were very simple; learn to fly, get my commercial license and return to Mexico to find work. However, what I had to live was incredibly special, because not only did I achieve what I expected, but it also brought me a collection of memories and adventures that will always live inside me. Flying Academy was not only an aviation school for me, but it was also a life camp. Thanks to its international program, I was able to meet people from literally around the world. People who shared a taste for aviation and who came just like me, without knowing anyone and wanting to live a new experience. For the same reason, it did not take more than three days to find a new family in a foreign country. So yes, my expectations were exceeded and by far.
Q. How was your process in Flying Academy, did you like it, was it easy?
Gustavo: My passing through Flying Academy was a life adventure. Everything that I had to live helped me to break schemes and to improve myself as I had never done before. From overcoming the traditional language barrier to being independent in every way, from learning to land an airplane to do a solo cross – country. From something so scary as to how to do a check ride with an FAA examiner to something as rewarding as having a beer and eating a good burger after a long day of study. Flying Academy was a place that opened the doors to a new world and with the help of each one of its instructors and staff members, they helped me to be a better pilot. Did I like? I loved it.It was easy? Definitely not. It was not easy, but it was worth one hundred percent. And in fact, it was because it was not easy, that I learned everything I learned. Nothing worthwhile comes easily.

Q. What did you like most about Flying Academy?
Gustavo: There were several things that I take from my stay at Flying Academy. First of all, the fact that I learned to do something I love; FLY. Second, the opportunities that the school gave me to make my schedule in my own way and how much they helped me to achieve my goals. Thanks to the flexibility they offered me, I was able to finish the program from zero to commercial with multi-engine in 10 months. Third, the friendships I did. I can say without the slightest fear of being wrong, that while I was in Miami, I never felt lonely, sad or eager to return to my home. Quite the opposite. I lived the experience as best as I could and managed to return to Mexico with my head held high and proud of my achievements.
Q. How was the process of validation in Mexico?
Gustavo: Tedious. However, that is just a bad thing that afflicts the institutions of my country and is the same for everyone. In Mexico, you can take longer to validate than you take to finish the training. However, I would not change my experience at Flying Academy for anything in the world, so if I had to choose again, I would choose to study a thousand times in the United States.
Q. How was the transition to an airline?
Gustavo: Maybe the most challenging thing I’ve done in my life. No doubt flying a commercial airplane on an airline like Interjet is challenging but simply rewarding. The admission process was long (it took around 5 months) but it was worth every minute of waiting. I had the opportunity to take the training of the Sukhoi Superjet 100, a Russian production plane that is simply beautiful. I am currently flying that plane and I could not be more grateful to have the opportunity to fly it. My father has always told me that “an airplane is an airplane and flying is flying. An aviator makes his path flying, and the more planes he or she fly, the better he/she become” For this reason, I am very grateful for the blessing of having a job, the most beautiful work, and being able to enjoy it flight by flight.

Q. Would you recommend Flying Academy as the first option?
Gustavo: Definitely yes! As I mentioned earlier, Flying Academy helped me develop the skills I needed to achieve my entry into the world of work. The medium of aviation is fantastic because it is fun and challenging at the same time. Each flight is different, regardless of whether you have done it before. You have to study a lot, but it’s worth it when you get to sit in a jet cabin more than thirty thousand feet high. In my opinion, Flying Academy has all the means to help future pilots develop fully in this aviation world. Both for the quality of its instructors, its facilities, the airport in which they are located (KTMB), the internationality of their students, the warmth of their staff and above all, the confidence they make you feel when you fly.
If you want to get inspired from a real airline pilot please follow Gustavo on Instagram: @gus_angeles
If you want to be succesful like him dont hesitate to contact us at: fly@flyingacademy.com
Also you can follow us on Instagram: @FlyingAcademy on Facebook: @FlyingAcademy and Youtube: @FlyingAcademy.[:cs]We just had the opportunity to interview one of our former students, Gustavo Angeles from Mexico who nowadays is a First Officer at Interjet, he shared with us how was his experience in our course from Zero hours to Commercial.
https://flyingacademy.com/pilot-training/ab-initio-faa/faa-0-cpl/
Q. Before arriving at Flying Academy, what were my concerns and fears?
Gustavo: After talking it with my family and once it became a fact that I was going to study in a school in the United States, my main fears naturally were, the language and the fact that I did not know anyone in the city. As expected, when I arrived for the first time I felt melancholy and a little scared, because in the end, I was in a foreign country, away from my family and friends, and without knowing for sure what it was waiting for me. Despite feeling enthusiastic about the fact that I was going to learn to fly, it was impossible for me not to feel uncertainty, mixed feelings and why not, a little panic.

Q. What were your expectations about Flying Academy, and were those exceeded or not?
Gustavo: To tell the truth, my first expectations were very simple; learn to fly, get my commercial license and return to Mexico to find work. However, what I had to live was incredibly special, because not only did I achieve what I expected, but it also brought me a collection of memories and adventures that will always live inside me. Flying Academy was not only an aviation school for me, but it was also a life camp. Thanks to its international program, I was able to meet people from literally around the world. People who shared a taste for aviation and who came just like me, without knowing anyone and wanting to live a new experience. For the same reason, it did not take more than three days to find a new family in a foreign country. So yes, my expectations were exceeded and by far.
Q. How was your process in Flying Academy, did you like it, was it easy?
Gustavo: My passing through Flying Academy was a life adventure. Everything that I had to live helped me to break schemes and to improve myself as I had never done before. From overcoming the traditional language barrier to being independent in every way, from learning to land an airplane to do a solo cross – country. From something so scary as to how to do a check ride with an FAA examiner to something as rewarding as having a beer and eating a good burger after a long day of study. Flying Academy was a place that opened the doors to a new world and with the help of each one of its instructors and staff members, they helped me to be a better pilot. Did I like? I loved it.It was easy? Definitely not. It was not easy, but it was worth one hundred percent. And in fact, it was because it was not easy, that I learned everything I learned. Nothing worthwhile comes easily.

Q. What did you like most about Flying Academy?
Gustavo: There were several things that I take from my stay at Flying Academy. First of all, the fact that I learned to do something I love; FLY. Second, the opportunities that the school gave me to make my schedule in my own way and how much they helped me to achieve my goals. Thanks to the flexibility they offered me, I was able to finish the program from zero to commercial with multi-engine in 10 months. Third, the friendships I did. I can say without the slightest fear of being wrong, that while I was in Miami, I never felt lonely, sad or eager to return to my home. Quite the opposite. I lived the experience as best as I could and managed to return to Mexico with my head held high and proud of my achievements.
Q. How was the process of validation in Mexico?
Gustavo: Tedious. However, that is just a bad thing that afflicts the institutions of my country and is the same for everyone. In Mexico, you can take longer to validate than you take to finish the training. However, I would not change my experience at Flying Academy for anything in the world, so if I had to choose again, I would choose to study a thousand times in the United States.
Q. How was the transition to an airline?
Gustavo: Maybe the most challenging thing I’ve done in my life. No doubt flying a commercial airplane on an airline like Interjet is challenging but simply rewarding. The admission process was long (it took around 5 months) but it was worth every minute of waiting. I had the opportunity to take the training of the Sukhoi Superjet 100, a Russian production plane that is simply beautiful. I am currently flying that plane and I could not be more grateful to have the opportunity to fly it. My father has always told me that “an airplane is an airplane and flying is flying. An aviator makes his path flying, and the more planes he or she fly, the better he/she become” For this reason, I am very grateful for the blessing of having a job, the most beautiful work, and being able to enjoy it flight by flight.

Q. Would you recommend Flying Academy as the first option?
Gustavo: Definitely yes! As I mentioned earlier, Flying Academy helped me develop the skills I needed to achieve my entry into the world of work. The medium of aviation is fantastic because it is fun and challenging at the same time. Each flight is different, regardless of whether you have done it before. You have to study a lot, but it’s worth it when you get to sit in a jet cabin more than thirty thousand feet high. In my opinion, Flying Academy has all the means to help future pilots develop fully in this aviation world. Both for the quality of its instructors, its facilities, the airport in which they are located (KTMB), the internationality of their students, the warmth of their staff and above all, the confidence they make you feel when you fly.
If you want to get inspired from a real airline pilot please follow Gustavo on Instagram: @gus_angeles
If you want to be succesful like him dont hesitate to contact us at: fly@flyingacademy.com
Also you can follow us on Instagram: @FlyingAcademy on Facebook: @FlyingAcademy and Youtube: @FlyingAcademy.[:es]Tuvimos la oportunidad de entrevistar a uno de nuestros ex-estudiantes, Gustavo Angeles de México quien hoy en día es un Primer Oficial en Interjet, el compartió con nosotros como fue su experiencia en nuestro curso de cero horas a comercial.
https://flyingacademy.com/es/pilot-training/ab-initio-faa/faa-0-cpl/
P. Antes de llegar a Flying Academy, ¿cuáles eran mis miedos y temores?
Gustavo: Después de hablarlo con mi familia y una vez que se volviera un hecho que iba a estudiar en una escuela en los Estados Unidos, mis principales miedos eran naturalmente, el idioma y el hecho de que no conocía a nadie en la ciudad. Como es de esperarse, cuando llegué por primera vez me sentí melancólico y un poco asustado, pues al final de cuentas estaba en un país ajeno, alejado de mi familia y amigos, y sin saber a ciencia cierta qué era lo que me iba a esperar. A pesar de sentir entusiasmo por el hecho de que iba a aprender a volar, era imposible para mí no sentir incertidumbre, sentimientos encontrados y por qué no, un poco de pánico.

P. ¿Cuáles eran tus expectativas de Flying Academy, y si estas se superaron o no?
Gustavo: A decir verdad, mis primeras expectativas eran muy simples; aprender a volar, sacar mi licencia comercial y regresar a México a buscar trabajo. Sin embargo, lo que me tocó vivir fue increíblemente especial, pues no sólo logré lo que esperaba, sino que me llevé una colección de memorias y aventuras que siempre me van a acompañar. Flying Academy no sólo fue una escuela de aviación para mí, fue un campamento de vida. Gracias a su programa internacional, pude conocer gente de literalmente todo el mundo. Personas que compartían el gusto por la aviación y que venían justo igual que yo, sin conocer a nadie y con ganas de vivir una nueva experiencia. Por la misma razón, no tarde más de tres días en encontrar una nueva familia en un país ajeno. Así que sí, mis expectativas fueron superadas y por mucho.
P. ¿Cómo fue tu paso por Flying Academy, te gustó, fue fácil?
Gustavo: Mi paso por la Flying Academy fue literalmente una aventura de vida. Todo lo que me tocó vivir me ayudó a romper esquemas y a superarme como nunca antes lo había hecho. Desde superar la tradicional barrera del idioma, hasta ser independiente en todos los sentidos, desde aprender a aterrizar un avión hasta hacer un cross-country solo. Desde algo tan atemorizante cómo hacer un check-ride con un examinador de la FAA hasta algo tan gratificante como tomar una cerveza y comer una buena hamburguesa después de un día largo de trabajo. Flying Academy fue un lugar que me abrió las puertas a un nuevo mundo y con la ayuda de cada uno de sus instructores y miembros del staff me ayudaron a ser un mejor piloto.
¿Me gustó? La verdad me encantó.
¿Fue fácil? Definitivamente no. NO fue fácil, pero valió la pena al cien por ciento. Y de hecho, fue gracias a que no fue fácil, que aprendí todo lo que aprendí. Pues nada que valga la pena llega de manera sencilla.

P. ¿Qué fue lo que más te gustó de Flying Academy?
Gustavo: Fueron varias cosas que me llevo de mi estancia en Flying Academy. Primero que nada, el hecho de que aprendí a hacer algo que amo; volar. Segundo, las facilidades que me dio la escuela para hacer mi horario a mi manera y lo mucho que me ayudaron a lograr mis objetivos. Gracias a la flexibilidad que me ofrecieron, pude acabar el programa de cero a comercial con multi-engine en 10 meses. En tercer lugar, las amistades que pude hacer. Puedo decir sin el menor temor a equivocarme, que mientras estuve en Miami, nunca me sentí solo, triste o deseoso de regresarme a mi casa. Todo lo contrario. Viví la experiencia lo mejor que pude y logré regresar a México con la frente en alto y orgulloso de mis logros.
P.  ¿Cómo fue el proceso de convalidación en México?
Gustavo: Tedioso. Sin embargo, eso es un mal que aqueja a las instituciones de mi país y es pareja para todos. En México puedes tardarte más en convalidar de lo que te tardas en acabar la carrera. Sin embargo, no cambiaría por nada del mundo mi experiencia en Flying Academy, así que si tuviera que volver a elegir, volvería a elegir mil veces el estudiar en Estados Unidos.
P. ¿Cómo fue la transición a una aerolínea?
Gustavo: Tal vez lo más desafiante que he hecho en mi vida. Sin duda volar un avión comercial en una aerolínea como Interjet es desafiante, pero sencillamente gratificante. El proceso de admisión fue largo (tardó alrededor de 5 meses) pero valió cada minuto de espera. Tuve la oportunidad de tomar el adiestramiento del Sukhoi Superjet 100, un avión de producción rusa que es sencillamente hermoso. Actualmente vuelo dicho avión y no podría estar más agradecido de poder tener la oportunidad de volarlo. Mi padre siempre me ha dicho que “avión es avión y volar es volar. Un aviador se hace volando, y entre más aviones vueles siempre es mejor”
Por ello, agradezco mucho la bendición de tener trabajo, el más bello trabajo, y de poder disfrutarlo vuelo a vuelo.

P. ¿Recomendarías Flying Academy como primera opción?
Gustavo: ¡Definitivamente si!
Como lo mencioné anteriormente, Flying Academy me ayudó a desarrollar las habilidades que necesité para lograr mi ingreso al mundo laboral. El medio de la aviación es fantástico pues es divertido y desafiante al mismo tiempo. Cada vuelo es distinto, independientemente de que ya lo hayas hecho con anterioridad. Hay que estudiar mucho, pero vale la pena cuando uno logra sentarse en una cabina de jet a más de treinta mil pies de altura.
En mi opinión, Flying Academy cuenta con todos los medios para ayudar a los futuros pilotos a desarrollarse plenamente en este mundo laboral. Tanto por la calidad de sus instructores, sus instalaciones, el aeropuerto en el que están situados (KTMB), lo internacional que son sus estudiantes, la calidez de su staff y sobretodo, por la confianza que te hacen sentir cuando vuelas.
Si quieres obtener inspiración de un piloto real de aerolínea por favor sígue a Gustavo en Instagram: @gus_angeles
Si quieres ser exitoso como el no dudes en contactarnos: fly@flyingacademy.com
Tambien nos puedes seguir en Instagram: @FlyingAcademy en Facebook: @FlyingAcademy y en Youtube: @FlyingAcademy.
 [:tr]Bugünlerde Interjet’te Yardımcı Pilot olarak görev yapan eski öğrencilerimizden Meksika’lı Gustavo Angeles ile röportaj yapma fırsatı bulduk. Bizimle, okulumuzda almış olduğu eğitim hakkındaki  deneyimlerini paylaştı.
https://flyingacademy.com/pilot-training/ab-initio-faa/faa-0-cpl/
Flying Academy’ye gelmeden önce endişelerin ve korkuların nelerdi?
Gustavo: Ailemle konuştuktan sonra, Birleşik Devletler’deki bir okulda okuyacağıma karar verdik, temel korkularım doğal olarak, dil ve şehirde kimseyi tanımadığım gerçeği oldu. Beklendiği gibi, ilk kez geldiğimde melankolik ve biraz korkmuş hissettim, çünkü sonuç olarak yabancı bir ülkedeydim, ailemden ve arkadaşlarımdan uzaktaydım ve beni neyin beklediğini bilmiyordum. Uçmayı öğreneceğim konusunda hevesli olmama rağmen, belirsizlik hissetmemek, karışık duygular içerisinde olmamak ve biraz paniklememek imkansızdı.

Flying Academy ile ilgili beklentilerin nelerdi ve bu beklentiler karşılandı mı?
Gustavo: Doğruyu söylemek gerekirse başlangıçtaki beklentilerim çok basitti; uçmayı öğrenmek, ticari lisansımı almak ve Meksika’ya dönüp iş bulmak. Ancak yaşadığım şey inanılmaz derecede özeldi, çünkü yalnızca beklentilerime ulaşmakla kalmadım, aynı zamanda her zaman içimde saklayacağım anılar ve maceralar biriktirdim. Flying Academy benim için sadece bir havacılık okulu değil, aynı zamanda bir yaşam kampıydı. Uluslararası programları sayesinde dünyanın her yerinden gelen insanlarla tanışma fırsatı yakaladım. Havacılık zevkini paylaşan ve ayrıca tıpkı benim gibi, kimseyi tanımadan ve yeni bir deneyim elde etmek isteyen kişiler. Aynı nedenlerden dolayı, yabancı bir ülkede yeni bir aile bulmak üç günden fazla sürmedi. Yani evet, beklentilerim fazlasıyla karşılandı.
Flying Academy’deki sürecin nasıldı, hoşuna gitti mi, kolay mıydı?
Gustavo: Flying Academy benim için bir hayat macerasıydı. Yaşamak zorunda olduğum her şey, daha önce hiç yapmadığım şekilde planları bozmamda ve kendimi geliştirmemde bana yardımcı oldu; geleneksel dil engelini aşmaktan, her yönden bağımsız olmaya, uçağı nasıl indireceğimi öğrenmekten solo seyrüsefer yapmaya, FAA kontrolörü ile pratik sınav yapmak kadar korkunç bir şeyden, uzun bir çalışma gününün ardından ödül olarak bira içip iyi bir burger yemeye ve daha bir çok şey. Flying Academy, kapılarını yeni bir dünyaya açan bir yer, eğitmenlerinin ve çalışanlarının her birinin yardımı daha iyi bir pilot olmamı sağladı.
Beğendim mi? Evet beğendim.
Kolay mıydı? Kesinlikle hayır. Kolay değildi, ama yüzde yüz denemeye değerdi. Aslında, kolay olmadığı için öğrendiğim her şeyi öğrendim. Zaman harcamaya değer şeyler kolaylıkla gelmez.

Flying Academy hakkında en çok neyi beğendin?
Gustavo: Flying Academy’de eğitimim sırasında beğendiğim birkaç şey vardı. Her şeyden önce sevdiğim bir şeyi yapmayı öğrendim; UÇMAK. İkincisi, okulun programımı kendime göre ayarlamam için bana sunduğu fırsatlar ve hedeflerime ulaşmamda bana ne kadar yardımcı oldukları. Bana sundukları esneklik sayesinde, eğitimimi sıfırdan başlayıp 10 ay içerisinde    çok motor dahil ticari pilot lisansımı alarak tamamladım. Üçüncüsü, yeni arkadaşlıklar kurdum. En ufak bir yanlışlık korkusu duymadan söyleyebilirim ki, Miami’deyken evime dönmek için asla yalnız, üzgün ya da istekli hissetmemiştim, tam tersine her zaman mutluydum. Bu deneyimi mümkün olan en iyi şekilde yaşadım ve başımı yüksek tutup yaptıklarımla gurur duyarak Meksika’ya dönmeyi başardım.
Meksika’da lisansının kabul süreci nasıldı?
Gustavo: Usandırıcı. Ancak bu, ülkemdeki kurumlarda olan kötü bir şey ve herkes için aynı. Meksika’da, lisansınızı kabul ettirmek için harcadığınız zaman eğitimi bitirmek için harcadığınızdan daha fazla zaman alabilir. Bununla birlikte, Flying Academy’deki deneyimimi dünyadaki hiçbir şeye değişmem, tekrar bir seçim yapmak zorunda olsaydım, bin kez olsa da Amerika Birleşik Devletleri’nde eğitim almayı tercih ederdim.
Havayoluna geçiş nasıldı?
Gustavo: Belki de hayatımda yaptığım en zor şeydi. Kuşkusuz Interjet gibi bir havayolunda ticari bir uçağı uçurmak zordur, ama sonunda ödüllendiricidir. Kabul süreci uzundu (yaklaşık 5 ay sürdü) ancak beklemenin her dakikasına değerdi. Mükemmel bir Rus üretimi olan Sukhoi Superjet 100’ün eğitimini alma fırsatım oldu. Şu anda bu uçağı uçuruyorum ve uçma fırsatına sahip olduğum için daima minnettarım. Babam bana her zaman; “bir uçak uçaktır ve uçmak uçmaktır. Bir havacı kendi yolunu çizer ve ne kadar fazla uçakla uçarsa o kadar iyi olur.” derdi. Bu nedenle, bir iş sahibi olmanın, en güzel işi yapmanın ve yaptığın işin tadını çıkarmanın zevkine vardığım için müteşekkirim.

Flying Academy’yi ilk tercih olarak tavsiye eder misin?
Gustavo: Kesinlikle evet! Daha önce de belirttiğim gibi, Flying Academy havacılıkta bir iş sahibi olmam için gerekli bütün becerileri kazanmamda yardımcı oldu. Havacılık tam olarak fantastik bir şey çünkü hem eğlenceli ve hem de zorlu. Her uçuş, daha önce ne kadar uçarsanız uçun farklıdır. Çok çalışmak zorundasınız, fakat otuz bin fitin üzerindeki bir jetin kabininde oturduğunuzda buna değdiğini göreceksiniz. Bence, Flying Academy geleceğin pilotlarını havacılık dünyasına hazırlamak için gerekli donanıma sahip; hem eğitmenlerinin kalitesi, hem tesisleri, içinde bulundukları havaalanı (KTMB), uluslararası öğrenci ağı, çalışanlarının sıcaklığı ve hepsinden öte, uçarken hissettiğiniz güven.
Eğer gerçek bir havayolu pilotundan ilham almak istiyorsanız, lütfen Instagram’da Gustavo’yı takip edin: @gus_angeles
Onun gibi başarılı olmak istiyorsanız bizimle iletişim kurmaktan çekinmeyin: fly@flyingacademy.com
Ayrıca bizi Instagram: @FlyingAcademy , Facebook: @FlyingAcademy  veya Youtube: @FlyingAcademy üzerinden takip edebilirsiniz.[:]

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