You must be the change you want to see in the world- Mahatma Gandhi
We all want a better aviation world, but we never ponder to think that the
aviation world is made up of people Iike you and me, and we are responsible
for shaping that aviation world we work in. It all starts with individuals who are
striving to see a better aviation environment, who even if they don’t have the
resources will use anything and everyone around them to see the change
that they desire. One of the greatest speeches of the century is Martin Luther
King’s “I have a dream.” He didn’t live to see the dream, but guaranteed he
inspired enough people to realise that dream.
What is your dream? Why are you on planet earth? Why are you in aviation?
It’s not only about being a statistic, it is about contributing to the aviation
fraternity, to make it a desirable industry.
I know for sure that what we dwell on is who we become – Oprah Winfrey
We learn from nature, that it only takes a few drops of rain to transform a
desolate valley into a lavish environment, it only takes a few days to see the
life and beauty. An ATS Instructor’s transformation is to take words and
actions; time to change the next generation which will change the aviation
world we work in.
If we want a better aviation world, it all starts with us, each one of us realising
that they are a piece of this great puzzle, and if that there is a piece missing,
the picture is not complete.
This brings to mind what Larry Winget said
“Nobody ever wrote down a plan to be broke, fat, lazy, or stupid. Those things
are what happen when you don’t have a plan.”
I have a dream.
Why do you wake up & do want you do? Pause to think that it’s not all about
you, it’s about how & what you have to do to better the environment you are
in. Then I must say you came to the wrong planet and you are part of the
decay of this world.
We learn something from everyone who passes through our lives. Some
lessons are painful, some are painless. but, all are priceless.” – Unknown
ATS Instructors impart knowledge and skills, with the hope that the
knowledge, skills are recognised, and manifested into a generation of
controllers that will perfect the art of air traffic management.
“You can get everything in life you want if you will just help enough other
people get what they want.”– Zig Ziglar
All these words are not just an article on inspiration, but inspiration that
yawns to live & grow in the people that read these words. May you live to
inspire and change today and tomorrow’s aviation world.
“Build your own dreams, or someone else will hire you to build theirs.” –
Mrs. Pamela Johnson, is an air traffic control instructor with ratings in several ATC disciplines,
ICAO course developer and subject matter expert for several of the ATC disciplines delivered at
the GAL ANS Training Centre. Pamela has over 35 years of experience as an air traffic controller