South Boston - Halifax County: William M Tuck Airport - W78

"Why I Want To Be A Pilot"

By Tommy Tyler, fifth grader in Jefferson School, Beaufort, S.C.

     When I grow up, I want to be a pilot because it's a fun job and easy to do. That's why there are so many pilots flying around these days.

    Pilots don't need much school; they just have to learn to read numbers so they can read their instruments. I guess they should be able to read road maps, too, so they can find their way if they get lost.

    Pilots should be brave so they won't get scared if it's foggy and they can't see, or if a wing or motor falls off they should stay calm so they'll know what to do.

    Pilots have to have good eyes to see through clouds, and they can't be afraid of thunder and lighting because they are so much closer to them than we are.

    The salary pilots make is another thing I like. They make more money than they know what to do with. This is because most people think that plane flying is dangerous, except pilots don't because they know how easy it is.

I hope I don't get air-sick, because I get car-sick and if I get air-sick I couldn't be a pilot, and then I would have to go to work.

Tommy Tyler

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