ilot, My name is Daniel Van Vareen. I am from Zimbabwe. I am an working for one of the leading and best airlines in Asia.
So, why am I writing this blog?
Because, when I walk through the busy terminals of Chek Lap Kok, JFK, Cape Town International, LAX, and other amazing places that my work takes me, so many people ask me on the same question day after day: “How did you do this? Are you some sort of semi-god or a super-human? How can I get to where you are – I love aviation.I want to be a pilot. I would do anything to do what you do – i just don’t know where to begin.”
As you can imagine, it’s impossible to go through all of this, my entire story, in just a few seconds that I have to talk to such people, then go about my busy day of being an airline pilot. But, i do know how these guys feel – I felt exactly the same way only a few years ago, when I saw a fully uniformed airline pilot pass me by: I was amazed that such people existed, I was inspired, I was craving the answer – can I be Him?
So, what I can do, is to tell these people to google my blog, and read about my story themselves. I am proud of it, yes. I am proud to be an airline pilot and to realize my dream. It will take you a lot of hard work, a lot of determination and belief in yourself, but you will get there!
Go on, do it! I believe in you!
Daniel Van Vareen