Hello guys! My name is Nuno Nunes, I'm 19 years old from Portugal and I come with a story that can be quite familiar to all of you in some way or another Since I was a little boy, I always loved airports and airplanes, sure I can say I love the idea of flying but it was never about the flying part.
I've enjoyed technology for as long as I can remember and every time I see an airplane I get super excited and I wonder how does that huge metal bird holds power to fly With this intro, some of you may ask Why don't you study to become an airplane technician And to that I say.. It's not the same. I wish to operate a plane, to control such a divine beast. Even tho being airplane technician sounds cool, I feel like it's not the same.
I love the idea of being a pilot and work/traveling with airplanes for as long as my being still stands but with my current situation, it seems impossible. The flight school I'm trying to get in is in Portugal, Porto, it's called Nortávia and their license costs up to 65,500€. ( http://www.nortavia.com/curso-piloto-linha-aerea-i... Beware, it's in portuguese.)That much money in Portugal is really heavy due to minimal wage. I've started working last year and still putting every penny into my savings but to get that money with my current job would take at least 12 years and as the flight instructor told me, people that enter in the airline business with more than 30 will face multiple problems and to an airline company to accept them, it will take more than a lot of consideration.
And with that I come to you even tho I regret this option because I'm a very prideful person but I have nowhere to go, my family is a troublesome one, divorced parents and always with their personal addictions and the other part of my family that as been supporting me barely lives on their paycheck alone so I won't ask for their help. I'm trying to find a second job and I'm also trying to find a bank that can accept my loan proposition but no one accepts because of my age, my salary, no property on my name and low money. I think I can survive a few years in debt as long as I can live my dream don't you think
I ask for 35k€ because with that number, I could reduce my savings for up to 7 years and still have time to study because money is part of the problem.
So here I stand, with my pride aside asking you to give a honest tip, 1€ should be enough, I have 0 hopes of completing this campaign, that's why I placed a weird face of mine because I'm doing it not only to unburden a dream of mine but for the memes as well.
The only thing I've learned from this long months of searching is that Aviation is a job for the rich and only the rich ones. But for those that support, you have my deepest gratitude, I know its not much but oh well, if I do get the money and if I become an Airline Pilot, I'll comeback here and help people in memory of those that helped me.
I appreciate your visit to this page and either you support the cause or not... Thanks for your time!