Hi everyone, my name is Neshomar Anthony. I was born and raised in Kralendijk, Bonaire, located in the Southern Caribbean Sea.
My interest in aviation began when I was about 5 years old. Traveling with my parents was always exciting for me because I couldn’t imagine how an airplane could fly, and every time I saw an airplane fly by I looked directly to the sky to see which airplane it was.
I was inspired later by my cousin who wanted to become a pilot. He was already into aviation, he had one of the first flight simulators on his PC. Every time I went to his house he was teaching me some basic things about how the airplanes fly etc. After that I got more interest into aviation and I told him that I wanted to become a pilot also in the future.
Unfortunately a couple of years later he passed away. I decided to keep my dream to become a pilot, after all the good inspiration and motivation he gave me.
After getting more information on how to become a pilot, I did my first solo flight in Bonaire in October 2013 when I was 18 years old. I started getting flight lessons with Falki Aviation Bonaire. The aim of this flight school was to prepare aviation students who wanted to study abroad in the future, by introducing them to the theoretical and practical part of flying.
In 2014 I graduated from high school in Bonaire. After getting prepared with Falki Aviation they recommended me to go to a flight school in USA to get my FAA Commercial Pilot License. I went to Paris Air in Vero Beach, FL. It was a really nice school with good instructors. I graduated from Paris Air flight school as a FAA Commercial Pilot after seven months of dedication and hard work. It wasn’t easy, but I made my way through it because of my ultimate dream, becoming a pilot.
When I came back to Bonaire I did some flying, privately with friends and family to build up flight hours and experience. Beside that I was also working as baggage handler at the airport.
I got my first Airline job at Winair in St. Maarten as a First Officer flying the DHC6-300 “Twin otter”, one year after getting my Commercial Pilot License. It was an awesome experience flying there, especially going to Saba and St. Barth’s, they’re among the most dangerous airports in the world.
Currently I am a First Officer working for the Airline Company ‘Ez Air’ flying medivac flights on the Learjet 31A and 35A in the Caribbean and South America.
My advice to anyone is to never give up on your dreams. If you want to achieve your goal, go for it. Keep up the good work and determination.
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