Flight Training Guide: When dreams take flight

Airbus A320 captain Faraz Sheikh shares his remarkable journey to the flight deck

The A320 captain shares his adventures to almost 60,000 followers using the @flightcopilot handle

Captain Faraz Sheikh is also the founder of Flightcopilot.com –a resource for trainee pilots and those looking to bolster their flying skills

I was born in London but partially brought up in East Africa – in Nairobi, Kenya. Like many others, I caught the aviation bug from a very young age. I boarded a Boeing 747 (with my father) at the age of six, on my way to London for a family holiday. It was at night and the whole cockpit was lit up with those analogue dials and buttons. I stood frozen as I glanced at the pilots doing their work. It was love at first sight. I was hooked and the next words that came out of my mouth were: “Daddy, I want to be a pilot when I grow up!”

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