In our third part of the blog series, Studying abroad in the USA, we are meeting Giuseppe Delusso from Italy who is also studying the Professional Pilot Program at our flight school in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
Read about the advantages of studying aviation abroad in the USA and get some advice along the way if you are considering a career in the skies. Happy reading :)
Giuseppe Delusso (19), Sardinia, Italy
Say hello to Giuseppe Delusso from Sardinia in Italy. Giuseppe joined the Professional Pilot Program together with his classmate Albin, whom we interviewed earlier in this blog series. They both entered the program in the middle of a pandemic last year to start fulfilling their dreams of becoming professional pilots.
This week, Giuseppe and Albin are having their first student Instagram takeover on OSM Aviation Academy's Instagram account, where our followers get the chance to follow along in their flight training and theory ground lessons. Which is a perfect way to learn more about the student pilot life in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
Don't worry, we will make sure to highlight their takeover in our Instagram bio so that you don't miss out on anything while reading this student interview.
How does a normal day look like and why did Giuseppe choose the Professional Pilot Program?
My days start around 7 am. I make a big breakfast and prepare for my flights. Then, I go to school. I like flying in the mornings because it's less busy, the weather is better, and I get a head start on the day, I recommend it.
I chose the Professional Pilot Program because it was the only program that could give me both FAA and EASA licenses, this means being open to both markets. Of course, the possibility to live one year in Florida it’s something difficult to refuse.
What are the pros and cons of studying aviation abroad?
I think there are no real cons, the only thing I can think of is being away from friends and family for a while, but this way I made many new friends and I had the possibility to meet a lot of cool people.
Most of my friends are from the school, either students or instructors. On my time off, I like going to the beach, playing football with them or going golfing.
A memorable flight
The most amazing flight so far is the flight to Sun'n Fun Airshow where I saw the blue angels and many cool acrobatic planes.
Advice to someone who wants to become a pilot
My best advice is to think well before making the decision, maybe a discovery flight or an open day, and once the training starts, just spend time with people who have more experience than you to learn a lot.
My recommendation for new students would be to spend time with more experienced pilots and at the school. There are always plenty of learning opportunities to take advantage of.
What is your next step?
Right now we are launching our new Cadet Program in cooperation with Norse Atlantic Airways that will prepare students for a future career at the long-haul airline. Read more about the announcement here.