Athens, OH 16 December 2018 –
Ever since I started at Ohio University, I couldn’t wait to graduate college and begin my career as a pilot. When I started, I was welcomed by everyone at OU, and I can still say that today.
Being a Bobcat is something that I didn’t understand when I first arrived. Today, I know what that means. You’re more than just a student at Ohio University; you are a family of current and past students.
As a pilot, making radio calls on frequencies, you must say your callsign. If you are flying an Ohio University airplane, the aircraft tail number ends with “0U”, and it references to OU. As I was flying to New York last week, I said the callsign, and after I transmitted, I heard someone come on and say, “Go Bobcats!”
No matter where you go, people know who a Bobcat is and will respect you because they know you came from a great university. As I graduate this weekend, I know that I went to the right place.
I can’t thank enough to my friends and professors who have helped me become the person I am today. I am excited to start my journey as an airline pilot, but I will miss the time I had at Ohio University.