"I would like to be a pilot, but I know I have to have high grades"
I found out that November was 20 The Day of Sabbath, an international event that marks Children's Rights Day. This year the event was also organized in Romania, in Bucharest and Craiova, where various professionals and authorities agreed to hand over the "relay" to some children for a few hours.
One of the young people who enjoyed the attention of the elders was Marius. He is 11 years old and is a fifth grade student at the "Amza Pelea" School in Băileşti, Dolj County. I will not tell you the story of the family (he has 12 brothers), but I will take from mediafax some information about how he ended up being a ground air traffic director at Otopeni Airport.
I was impressed by the young man's statements and enthusiasm, even though he was only 11 years old.
I want to go by plane anywhere, just to see what it is like. I would like to become a pilot. I know I have to have high grades to be a pilot, 9 and 10. I have many grades in school and high, from five up, but one girl took 3.
Although he has a uniform, Marius is not exempt from routine checks. It goes through filters. Then he leaves the airport and gets into the car that says, big, "Follow me." It is the car that accompanies the planes when it is foggy or in special situations ", the mentor explains. "The cars go after the white stripes, here, at the airport. They have their own special roads. Planes go after the yellow stripe. There are 150 takeoffs and 150 landings ", explains Octavian Berlean. "But don't they hit each other?" There are many. Fewer and smaller ones pass on our street ", Marius wondered.
At 11,20, at the airport, the Tarom aircraft from Sofia is preparing to land. Marius stands in front of the traffic conductor, with his headphones on and his station on, and shakes his paddles. Everything is under control. The pilot carefully follows the child's movements. The "Follow Me" car accompanies the aircraft remotely. Another turn and the plane stops a few meters from the boy. Marius is happy. "I stopped him, I stopped him! But not alone. It's big, but it stood still when I signaled to him. ", the boy enjoys.
The visit ends, Marius receives gifts. When leaving the airport, look back and repeat: "I love planes more now. I'll fly planes. Or I'll drive them downstairs with paddles and flashlights. Please come back "says the child, happy.
Do you realize that we still have hopes for a better Romania? This young man is excited and happy because he managed to stop a big plane. He felt "important" for a few hours and may become a pilot or traffic controller. But it should be noted that he comes from a large family and I am convinced that he knows how difficult it is to get "big"!
Let's wish him success!