Years ago, the Boss made the engineers remove the following schoolboy’s essay from the area where they signed the jets out. On balance, it was probably the right decision – no one should have to fly fast at low level in a bad mood – but it didn’t help their credibility. You’d think such lucky sods would be able to take a joke…

Why I want to be a pilot

I want to be a pilot when I grow up because it is a fun job and easy to do. That is why there are so many pilots flying today. Pilots don’t need much school, they just have to learn numbers so that they can read the instruments. I guess they should be able to read road maps so they won’t get lost.

Pilots should be brave so they won’t get scared if its foggy and they can’t see, or if a wing or motor falls off, they should stay calm so they’ll know what to do.

Pilots have to have good eyes to see through clouds and they can’t be afraid of thunder and lightening [sic] because they are closer to them than we are.

The salary pilots make is another thing I like. They make more money than they can spend. This is because most people think that plane flying is dangerous except pilots don’t because they know how easy it is.

There isn’t much I don’t like except girls. Girls like pilots and all the stewardesses want to marry pilots, so they always have to chase them away so they don’t bother them.

I hope I don’t get airsick because I get carsick, and if I get airsick I couldn’t be a pilot and then I’d have to go to work.

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