I’ve recently been looking into becoming a pilot but have some heavy concerns.
Immediately after high school I was planned to enlist with the Air Force. After scoring high on my ASVAB and speaking with the recruiter. I told him I wanted to fly jets. Which he responded with “You’re too tall.”
I took that as you can’t be a pilot
Now for lack of motivation I took his “you’re too tall” and thought being a pilot was impossible so I withdrew from that dream.
I’m a Lyft driver currently and one day had a pilot as my passenger.
Long story short, he gave me options.
& now this dream is reignited, heavily.
I’ve never had a career in life as a goal.
But there’s a fire inside me to pursue this and my wife is 100% behind me.
Now my concern is My Criminal History:
9/25/2012 Resist Police Officer - NO WEAPON Misdemeanor
11/10/2014 Driving W/o Lic
Please allow me to give explanation on the first incident as I’m sure at first read it will make me a bad candidate to most airlines.
To say that this happened because I was young or immature could not explain the situation that I was involved in.
This happened because a officer got too violent with my brother and I. At first interaction with the officer we both surrendered, arms up. The officer got very physical with my brother. In reaction what I was push the officers hand off my brother and stopped. He did not fall, he did not lose balance, I just took his hands off of my brother and immediately surrendered.
He then began to rough me up and take me down. He let my brother go and I go to jail.
I’m not trying to point the finger.
But that’s the truth, I was 18 years old when this happened & I know now that I should have let the events transpire and should have reported it through the justice system rather then taking action irresponsibly and disrespectfully.
But at that time I lacked the responsibility of thinking before reacting. As this incident was the best life teacher I didn’t ask for. My actions carry the weight for my whole family and require a lot more thought then before.
I did not come from money, and my Public Defender who was assigned to me by the state threatened that my best option was to plea and not to fight it.
I know the image these actions paint me as is terrible. But that is not me, I won’t claim I was just a kid.
But as a general sense of respect for others and authority these actions don’t define my character but should define the lack of responsibility I held at that age. I’ve never had another incident since that arrest.
I am looking to get a Bachelors to hopefully shine some positive into my application and will do the most to get more involved, I’ll readily re apply every chance I’m allowed and get involved with any airline and volunteering as much as possible.
I am 26 now nearing 27 by the time my training is done and my bachelors degree finished I’ll be roughly 31-32.
This incident was from the age of 18.
If my record stays as is
Will I ever be a Major Airline Pilot?
Will I ever be a pilot period?
Is the investment worth it?