I’m a pilot of civil aviation who decided to do first steps into the sky in Russia. It happened that Russian civil aviation authority is using many pilots who graduated from private flight schools as hostages and bargaining chips in the service of its interests: our commercial pilot licenses were simply revoked.
For two years, I am at the forefront of the fight against the arbitrariness of the bumbling scoundrels who captured the Russian sky. Along with a like-minded group I promote my right to work in civil aviation and helped my fellow sufferers all over the country. I collected and prepared documents for prosecutors and courts, told the media about our problem and tried to bring the information about what was happening to the general public. My hard disk contains dozens of gigabytes of data I have collected and created over the years. Some of these materials I passed free of charge to the airlines which managed to defend their pilots.
But not for me, I've never got a chance to work as an airline pilot. An unequal fight against the corrupt system just took all the resources. I sold a car, real estate and even some personal items. But I don’t give up! Now I'm separated from my dream by a sum of $10,000. Why do I need this money? To get a commercial pilot license in the United States of America!
I was able to get a private pilot license from US Federal Aviation Administration for the rest of my own funds. Now I only need to complete the training for instrument rating, to prepare for checkride for commercial pilot license and to train for a light two-engine aircraft. I have an US visa ready, I have passed a medical examination and security checks of alien flight student program. I also share my experience on a personal blog.
Now it is only about the money. Each of you who will help with any seemingly insignificant amount will make a small miracle: my dream will be translated into reality! Give me the sky!