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Old 5th Jan 2023, 08:39
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Originally Posted by Arvin Sharifi
Hi Callum,

I find myself in a similar position to you, although Iím a couple years older it seems. Due to finish my Degree off in 5 months from the University of Portsmouth. As a young child I was besotted by aircraft of all types, but much more often than not, Military. I dismissed my dream as unrealistic before deciding to set off to Uni but over the last year I have conceded to the fact that I just canít shake it. Iíd be lying if I said I donít think about just how great the odds are almost every day. Despite such odds and the doubts that creep in, pursuing this dream has been much the only thing spurring me forward - at a pretty critical time in my life no less - and seeing all the replies above the majority from men who have already walked the path is incredibly motivating and I want to say to anyone of them who read this just how much respect I have for them.

As soon as the train strikes subside and allow me to get back to Portsmouth Iím getting a haircut, putting a smart shirt on and walking into the Armed Forces Careers Office to see what happens. God I want to be a pilot and god I only want to be a pilot in the forces.

Good luck to you Callum, in whatever you do, the guys above are right, weíve got to commit to our dreams before they escape us.
Good luck AS

I hope you get your dream. Iíve been aircrew for over 20 years and Iíve loved every minute.
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Old 5th Jan 2023, 13:29
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In living Life one will do a few things you regret.....and towards the end of one's Life the things you regret the most are the ones you wanted to do but did not.

Live your dream as best you can but remember not everyone that wants to be a Brain Surgeon becomes one.

Should the military flying thing not turn out.....find another way to soothe that itch you have to fly.

Despite a career flying airplanes and helicopters to include military flying.....I was the happiest soaring in a glider competing with Birds in a thermal column of rising air.

The next best was during flights in a hot air balloon floating across the countryside on a still Summer's Evening just as the Sun set.

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