Ever since I was five, I’ve wanted to be a pilot. In high school I joined the Air Cadets. I went to aviation summer camps. I even earned my private pilot’s licence at age 17 – before I got my driver’s licence. I actually had to be driven by my parents to go fly a plane. You could say that flying is in my blood.
"My ultimate goal is to one day captain a long-haul flight on a major carrier. Whether it’s Toronto, Hong Kong or Paris, my dream is to fly a big plane."
Seneca’s Aviation program was therefore a natural fit for me. The school does an outstanding job of shaping its program to prepare students to go straight to the airlines after they graduate. For my two last years at Seneca, I was part of the Air Canada Jazz Cadet training program, a partnership that allows select candidates to be evaluated and trained for potential jobs with Jazz Aviation after graduation. I was fortunate enough to be hired by Jazz and am currently a first officer in the airline’s training program. I’m building my experience and working my way up to my ultimate goal to pilot the biggest planes.
"Seneca does a great job of preparing students to go straight to the airlines after graduation."
My path through Seneca has taken me so many places and allowed me to achieve so much. From the various aviation scholarships that I’ve earned, to winning the 2014 Webster Memorial Trophy Competition for Canada’s top amateur pilot, Seneca has opened up many opportunities and given me the support I needed to start me on my journey. I still have the same love of flying that I did when I was a kid. And even though, as a commercial pilot, the responsibilities are greater, I wouldn’t have it any other way. I enjoy the feeling of knowing that so many people are relying on you. Thanks to Seneca, I’m doing what I’m passionate about. That’s all I’ve ever wanted.