When many of us were younger, we’d be asked what we wanted to be and we’d say so many things including being a pilot because it seemed like a cool thing to fly an aircraft in space. Unfortunately many of us gave up on that dream and ventured into different things but Jordan Mwesiga decided to be different and went on to pursue that dream of becoming a pilot.
Jordan is a 24 year Old Certified Private Pilot and is currently enrolled in the Professional Pilot Program at L3Harris Airline Academy in Sanford, Florida, USA. What many people don’t know is that Jordan did a Bachelor of Arts in Animation at the United States International University in Nairobi but dropped out to pursue his dream in aviation.
“I knew I wanted to be a pilot as far back as age 4. I have always been fascinated by aviation. In my childhood, I used to read a lot about planes and aerodynamics in general and I knew I wanted to spend the rest of my life doing this. As I grew older, my passion grew with me,” Jordan reminisced.
Although the career of being pilot looks very fancy to many because they believe it is very well paying, Jordan said that it is more than just flying the plane, it is also about understanding a lot of dynamics like the weather, air laws and air space regulations as well. However, the thrill of being able to control a machine that defies gravity and being able to take people safely from one place to another makes the whole experience worth it.
For the young pulsers who want to also pursue their dreams like Jordan, he says,“My advice for any aspiring pilot is do your research. Contact as many flight training academies as you can and gather the information starting now. I started contacting schools in 2012 but I started training in 2019. It is never too early. You also don’t have to be an expert at Mathematics and Geography to become a pilot.” He added.
Jordan is very vocal on his Twitter and is willing to help out young pulsers with questions about his field and how they too can achieve their dream. Get yourself a pulse data bundle by dialing *157# and follow him on his social media.