“When once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward, for there you have been, and there you will always long to return.”
For most people, the chains that hold us earthbound still exist. But for the remaining 0.2 percent of the U.S. population, the dream of wanting to fly will become reality with the issuance of a pilot’s license. There’s little doubt that this percentage would be higher if not for the commitment, dedication, time, and financial wherewithal that it takes to become a pilot. But for those of us who are fortunate enough to fulfill our dreams, those sacrifices are forgotten each time we leave the stresses and problems of the world below.