My own experience #01: The selections

Many pilots knew from a very young age that they wanted to become a pilot when they grew up. For me, it was a little bit different. I always admired pilots, I looked up at the sky when a plane passed and one of my earliest memories is waving my grandparents goodbye at Schipholโ€™s panorama terrace as they were leaving in a plane to Jordan. I loved seeing the big airplanes preparing for departure and watching them take off. I must have been 3 or 4 years at that time. From that moment onwards, I was always excited to go to the airport or just pass by and see the planes taxiing, being curious how it was possible that such big and heavy airplanes could fly. Once or twice I asked my parents if it was possible to become a pilot. Even though my parents always supported me in all possible ways, they also raised me with a positive but rational mindset. They told me that it was very difficult and expensive to become a pilot. They told me about the pilots aptitude tests to be accepted to flight school, medical checks and education. Based on this, I assumed it was very difficult and for that moment I did not continue to do any research.ย Press on the READ MORE button to read how I went from high school to flight school!

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Top 10 places to visit in Amsterdam (from a local)

When it’s sunny, Amsterdam is (in my opinion) the most beautiful city in the world! Here’s my top 10 favourite places to visit when I am there! These highlights are probably not the ones that you typically read in travel guides, like Anne Frank’s house or the Heineken Experience, but the places I actually love to visit when I am home in Amsterdam.

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Puglia

Lately I visited Puglia in Southern Italy. It’s the province of the heel of the boot – if you know what I mean! As Diego works in Brindisi, we made daytrips from there. Everything is very close by, from Brindisi we didn’t spend more than 1,5 hour driving to all the locations. I loved the cristal blue water, the iconic olive tree fields and the nature all around! Find below the places we visited in 4 days!

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