The type of student who should attend an astonishing school like Embry Riddle, should be someone who has a childhood upbringing of planes and has dreamt of working with them since they were just a young boy. Ever since I was a child I was very fascinated by airplanes and how they are able to fly like birds while carrying passengers. When I used to live in Maryland, my grandparents lived right behind an executive airport. The planes would come roaring through the skies at all times of the day and night. Even though this airport wasn't an international airport, my cousins and I still had the times of our lives looking at the smaller crafts. Throughout most of my childhood, I would try and figure out what I wanted to do. At first I wanted to be an astronaut, but soon realized that it would be lonely up in space. The next job that I wanted to do was to be the guy who loads the airplane with bags. At the time I didn't know what their job title was because I was so young, so I just called them the "baggage guy". I don't know why I wanted to be a baggage guy, but it seemed really cool at the time because they got to see everything from behind the scenes. After a few months of wanting to be the baggage guy I decided that I couldn't do that because I would be in the boiling sun all day. Don’t get me wrong. I don’t mind doing the hard work, but if I were to get a job, I would want it to be something that I would enjoy. That was when I discovered the job of a pilot and how he basically gets to drive a big flying bus. I wanted to be a pilot mostly because I would imagine daily what it would be like to fly through a cloud or to stare down at all the people on earth.
One summer my family and I went to Hawaii but before we took our seats on the aircraft my dad arranged for me to see the cockpit. My mouth dropped to the ground when I saw how many buttons and switches there were. Since I was 6 at the time, I just assumed that there was a joystick and a foot pedal for the brakes. I was amazed to see how the pilot was able to switch the buttons without thinking twice about it.
After a long debate with myself I decided that I didn’t want to be a pilot because I wanted to do something more than just fly people back and forth. That was when I discovered the job of someone who rents his or her planes to others. I know that will it probably take me a long time to get my company up and running, but I’m ready to face all the challenges that come my way. When I was eight years old I knew what I wanted to do and that I would enjoy it more than being stuck at a desk all day. After I attend college, I would like to become the CEO of my very own jet rental company.
In my opinion someone who has a story like this should attending Embry Riddle. Even though I am a freshman in my second semester, I have realized that everyone around my on campus has a story just like mine and that is what makes Embry-Riddle a community and somewhere where you feel belonged. If I attended any other school, I would have felt nothing, but regret, because at Embry-Riddle, we are such a small community that you see the same people everyday and you began to make friends. Students who want to feel: laughter, positivity, love, smart, independence, then they should come to Embry-Riddle because that is all that is here.