My name is Jackson, and I have always wanted to be a commercial pilot. Fortunately, I am now one huge step closer to achieving this, as I’m expecting to start as a CTC Wings cadet on course CP141 in January 2016! This blog is here to help both you and I keep track of everything that goes on before, during and after my training.
I’m currently 18 (though will be 19 at the start of my course) and have lived in Sheffield my whole life so far. I’ve always held an interest in engineering, science and vehicles, although these interests have been mostly focused into aviation since I was quite young! However, I really knew I wanted to be a pilot after my parents gave me a flight simulator and I spent hours obsessively trying to perfect my landings – something I still do today…
Before starting at CTC, I already earned my Private Pilot’s License (PPL) after 3 years of intermittent training – I currently have about 60 hours of flying time. This is me, flying my father on a sightseeing trip over Sheffield!
Outside of real-world flying, I am also a huge flight simulator nerd; I primarily use X-Plane, and have spent many hours creating scenery and liveries for aircraft – you can see some of these on this blog’s sister site!