Tim M

Giving Kids Wings Alumni

About me

Hello my name is Timothy, I’m 15 years old and I’m a sophomore in high school. Aviation runs in my family, I have family members that are pilots and flight attendants. I’ve been wanting to be a pilot since I was 7 years old. When I was little I started off on simulators for the ipad and I would always watch youtube videos and tv shows about airplanes. I would always love to go to LAX international airport and watch the jumbo jets take off and land on runway 25L and 25R with my family, I would always love to hear the engines spool up for take off. Aviation is in my heart and it will be in my heart forever.

Last summer I completed glider training through my solo at Santa Ynez Valley airport. I have done 5 solo flights so far and I need another 5 to complete my 10 solo flight requirement with 2 hours of Pilot in Command time to be eligible to earn my Private License. I will be taking my private pilot glider written, oral, and checkride around May 2016. After I complete glider training I will work to get my power as a add on then work my way up to get my IFR, multi engine, commercial, and ATP rating so I can work for Delta airlines. I can’t wait to get my license and to be able to take my family and friends for a ride and to experience flight.

Thanks to Giving Kids Wings Flight Academy, I’m now pursuing my dreams of becoming a pilot. I never thought I would get my pilot’s license before I got my driver’s license. I could not have asked for a better program.