Are you curious about how it is to study abroad in Fort Lauderdale, Florida? Or how it is to be a student pilot in the USA?
In this blog series, we talked to some of our student pilots at our flight school in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and asked them about their experiences and what advice they would give to new students.
Andres Obando from Venezuela
First up is Andres Obando from Venezuela, he just completed his instrument training and is working towards his Commercial certificate.
Our first question to Andres was: How has your experience with OSM Aviation Academy been?
Good, I enjoy the experience very much. Everybody has been helpful and friendly. It is kind of a family here. What I like the most about the experience in Fort Lauderdale is flying to different places, visiting all the different general aviation airports, and meeting new people. Having the chance to fly an airplane around Florida is amazing.
Tell us about a memorable flight from your recent training
My recent cross country to Jacksonville was interesting. I flew a single leg of 259nm solo, navigated through complex airspace, and had to put into practice all my knowledge and previous experience. On my way back I requested a low approach over NASA’s Shuttle landing facility and flew 200 feet over the runway where the Space Shuttle used to land. It felt special.
What advice would you give to new students?
Do a lot of back seat. It is great to learn about communications, and from other pilots. When you only pay attention to the procedures without having to worry about flying the airplane, a lot of things get easier to understand.
Who's up next?
In our next blog post, we will talk with Giuseppe from Italy and Albin from Sweden who is also studying in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. They will give you insights into how a normal day at school looks like and they also have some advice for aspiring pilots to share.
Are you interested in becoming a professional pilot?
Right now we are launching our new Hércules Program in Fort Lauderdale, Florida that will take you from little or no flying experience to having an FAA ATP Frozen and an FAA A320 Type Rating. Read all about the program by clicking on the image below or click here.