#Live2Fly Series: Private Pilot and Aerobatic Competitor Brooks Dickerson

Not many people know what they’ll be doing next week, let alone in 10 years, but Brooks Dickerson is unlike most people. The private pilot and aerobatic competitor was inspired as a child by the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds, whose performance gave him a “passion to serve” and set him on a path to a lifelong career in aviation.

“I thought those guys were the coolest people on Earth,” he explains, “and I thought what they were doing was very honorable: serving their country while flying these amazing airplanes. And I knew I wanted to follow in that track and make that a career goal.”

An aerospace science major at Metropolitan State University of Denver, Brooks plans to graduate in 2020 and serve his country as a fighter pilot in the Air Force. Twenty years from now? He might be flying bush planes in Alaska. But wherever his career in aviation takes him, he’s bound to accomplish all of his dreams and then some.

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