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You Know You're A Pilot If...

These 11 experiences are something that most pilots have in common. You know you're a pilot if...

Nailing a crosswind landing is more exciting than Christmas.


You love sharing flight with anyone.

Swayne Martin

Weather and mechanical delays are an expected part of your day.

Stephen Fiegel

You dream of getting paid to do this.


This was you as a child.

Learning airspace for the first time was like reading hieroglyphics. (Luckily, we have something to help you out: National Airspace Training Course).

Some of your best friends are pilots.

People always ask you if you can fly "airliners."


Taking trips to grab a $100 hamburger is totally worth it.

Your first flight lesson had you hooked from the moment you left the ground.

Swayne Martin

Views like this leave you wondering if there's any better place in the world.

Did we miss something? Tell us in the comments below if there's another common experience all pilots share.

Swayne Martin

Swayne is an editor at Boldmethod, certified flight instructor, and an Embraer 145 First Officer for a regional airline. He graduated as an aviation major from the University of North Dakota in 2018, holds a PIC Type Rating for Cessna Citation Jets (CE-525), and is a former pilot for Mokulele Airlines. He's the author of articles, quizzes and lists on Boldmethod every week. You can reach Swayne at, and follow his flying adventures on his YouTube Channel.

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