Becoming a pilot

Checkride passed!With an age of 14 I began flight training as a glider pilot in our local glider club. But unfortunately I never completed the training.

In 2013 I got the opportunity from work to go to the Unites States for the year. I traveled to Chattanooga, TN and spend most of my free time earning my airplane private pilot certificate with Aviation Specialists and flight instructor Todd Pettibone which I completed in late summer. Most of the time during weekends I jobbed as line crew member at the nearby glidersite Chilhowee (92A) and after getting my powered rating the airport manager Sarah Arnold gifted the glider add-on to me.

So returning from the States I did not only get my airplane rating, finally I was a glider pilot, too.