Marcus Gollahon

What I'm Doing Now (Updated 2/6/24)

What I'm Doing Now (Updated 2/6/24)

As the leaves turn and the seasons change, so too does the landscape of my journey in the world of aviation. It's been a whirlwind of learning, growth, and exciting challenges since my last update on joining SkyWest Charter (SWC). Today, I'm thrilled to share the latest milestones and reflections from my ongoing adventure in the skies and beyond.

The ATP/CTP Class Experience

Embarking on the ATP (Airline Transport Pilot) / CTP (Certified Training Program) class was a pivotal step in my journey. The program was as enriching as it was demanding, offering deep dives into advanced aviation concepts and pilot responsibilities. One of the most enlightening aspects was the intricate simulation sessions, which not only honed my flying skills but also sharpened my decision-making in critical situations. These experiences have solidified my foundation, preparing me for the complex yet exhilarating path that lies ahead with SWC.

From Indoc to Ground School

The transition from Indoc to Ground School marked a significant phase of my integration into SWC. Adapting to SWC's high standards and collaborative culture has been both challenging and rewarding. Ground School, in particular, was an intense period of learning, focused on the specific aircraft I'll be operating. The depth of knowledge shared and the collective expertise of the instructors have been invaluable, pushing me to new heights of proficiency and confidence.

CRJ-200 type rating

A Milestone Achieved: Passing the ATP Checkride

I'm excited to announce that on February 3rd, I successfully passed my ATP checkride, marking a significant achievement in my aviation career. This accomplishment is not just a personal milestone but also a testament to the hard work, dedication, and support from my mentors and peers at SWC. As I await my Initial Operating Experience (IOE) flights, the anticipation and excitement for what's next continue to grow.

Expanding Resources: New Additions to the Website

In my commitment to supporting and enriching the aviation community, I'm in the process of adding new resources to my website. These materials are designed to assist aspiring and current pilots in their journey, reflecting the latest in aviation education and training. Stay tuned for updates as these resources become available, aiming to provide valuable insights and tools for your aviation career.

Looking Ahead: Goals and Aspirations

As I continue to navigate my career with SWC, my sights are set on further professional development and contributing more significantly to aviation education. I'm particularly excited about upcoming opportunities to mentor new pilots, drawing on both my aviation and teaching backgrounds to foster their growth. Additionally, the anticipation of my IOE flights adds an exhilarating new chapter to my journey, promising new learning experiences and growth opportunities.

A Reflection on My Journey

Looking back at the path that led me here—from teaching high school science to embarking on a career in aviation and now, making strides at SWC—I'm filled with gratitude for the experiences and the people who've supported me along the way. This journey has taught me the importance of perseverance, the value of lifelong learning, and the joy of sharing knowledge.

Staying Connected

As this adventure unfolds, I remain committed to sharing my journey with you all. Your support, encouragement, and engagement have been pivotal in my journey. I look forward to bringing you along for the ride, sharing insights, challenges, and victories as we soar to new heights together.

Thank you for being a part of my story. Here's to the next chapter and the endless possibilities that the world of aviation holds. Let's fly high, together.

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