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Staying The Course


Staying The Course

Staying The Course

Staying on course and not giving up on your dreams during flight training is a challenging endeavor that requires determination, passion, and unwavering commitment.

As Winston Churchill famously said, “Never give in, never, never, never, never—in nothing, great or small, large or petty — never give in except to convictions of honour and good sense.” These powerful words serve as a reminder that success is often achieved by those who persevere through adversity and maintain their focus on their ultimate goals.

When it comes to pursuing a dream, such as becoming a pilot, it is essential to remember the passion that initially ignited your pursuit. Flying is not just a career choice; it is a calling that requires dedication, hard work, and a genuine love for aviation. As Churchill wisely noted, sometimes imagination can lead us to see more dangers than actually exist, but it is our courage and determination that will see us through to success.

For many aspiring pilots, the journey towards achieving their dream can be filled with obstacles and challenges. Flight training is rigorous, demanding, and can sometimes feel overwhelming. It is during these moments of doubt and frustration that the true test of character lies. Will you give in to the challenges and setbacks, or will you continue on with unwavering determination?

One of the primary reasons individuals may consider giving up on their dreams of becoming pilots is due to difficulties faced during flight training. Perhaps they feel like they are falling behind, or the cost of training is becoming prohibitive. In such situations, it is crucial to communicate openly and honestly with your flight school. Express your concerns, seek guidance, and work together to find solutions to overcome the obstacles in your path.

Maintaining open lines of communication with your instructors, flight school management, and fellow classmates is essential to staying motivated and focused on your goals. By addressing any challenges or concerns early on, you can work towards finding viable solutions and staying on track towards your dream of becoming a pilot.

Remember, pursuing your dream of flight requires dedication, perseverance, and a willingness to overcome obstacles. It is not always easy, and there will undoubtedly be moments of uncertainty and frustration along the way. However, it is during these challenging times that your true character and resoluteness will shine through.

Staying the course and not giving up on your dream is a testament to your resilience, strength, and unwavering commitment. Remember the passion that first inspired you to pursue your dream of becoming a pilot, and hold on to that feeling with all your heart. As Churchill aptly stated, “Never give in, never, never, never, never.” Stay focused, stay determined, and believe in yourself and your ability to achieve greatness. Your dream is within reach; stay the course and never give up.

If you are interested in becoming a pilot, please feel free to call us at 1-800-362-0808 or visit our website at If you’re a current student and would like to talk, feel free to contact me directly at I would love to hear from you.

Andrew F. Henley

President, American Flyers