So what advice would Gerald offer those who are also following their dream and just getting started in a career in aviation? Decide what you want to do in the industry and go for it, but always have a backup plan. “Seek out quality instructors and have high standards, be professional, and strive to exhibit excellent airmanship,” he says. While aviation can be unforgiving, simply learn to have good judgement, be willing to say no, and always stand up for what’s right, and what’s safe.
Staying true to this advice has led Gerald to where he is today, describing his career in a word as “fulfilling”. He knows that it’s a true blessing to be able to do something you truly love, and we couldn’t agree more.
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