Hello, I’m currently looking into going to flight school in the hopes of one day becoming an airline pilot. I have my First Class AME scheduled and I was wondering if a singular trespassing misdemeanor could keep me from passing the AME. It was almost a full year ago some buddies and I went to an abandoned hospital out in the middle of nowhere and turns out someone owned it and had problems with kids going there before we did so he pressed charges on us. We didn’t vandalize or break-in, I was wondering if this may be a career killer. For background, this happened when I was 18 and I am now 19.
I do not think this will be an issue for you. Just be honest, own what you did and state what you learned from it.
Thank you for the insight, I’ve been very worried about this considering I know how competitive and trusting this industry is. I definitely plan on being honest and open about it as well as the fact that I have indeed learned from my mistakes.
If no one owned it or they didn’t press charges would it then have been ok? That doesn’t really sound like taking responsibility or learning from your mistake.
At 19 years old you should really consider continuing your education. Get your associates to start, a bachelors would be even better. You’re young and college offers so much life experience that will help you as a future professional.
This blemish shouldn’t be a deal breaker but a college degree will help your app significantly as well as years of being squeaky clean.