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Inspiration That Drives Change

Mrs. Pamela Johnson

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.

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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.

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“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.

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“Build your own dreams, or someone else will hire you to build theirs.” – Farrah Gray

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Mrs. Pamela Johnson

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 and instructor.