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This week's Tuesday Tweeter is someone who I struck a few chords with upon discovering his follow in the notifications box.  Not only he is an aspiring airline pilot, but also a classical musician as a violinist and I as a cellist/bassist.  We also harmonized well with the fact that we both are Long Islanders that at one time transplanted to Jacksonville, Florida.  (Go JAX!)  Without further delay, please rosin your bows and meet our

APRIL 1st, 2014


What made his dream take off and help others who share his dream?

Ever since I started flying on Microsoft Flight Simulator back when I was about 7 years old, it has been my dream to become an airline pilot.  It’s great to be on the path to realizing this dream and to be helping others achieve their dreams as well.  Jacksonville University's partnership with Aerosim Flight Academy (formerly Delta Connection Academy) gives me the wonderful opportunity to train under an FAA-Approved Part 141 training environment. The training and knowledge that I have gained from working through Craig Airport (KCRG) has proved to be invaluable.

It's all about passion.  And with that passion comes the drive to thrive.  We both share two areas to which he is currently pursuing as a dual major:

I am currently a student of Jacksonville University, working on my Bachelor of Science in Aviation Management and Flight Operations degree, as well as my Bachelor of Music in Violin Performance degree. I am so grateful for the opportunity to be studying both of my passions!

And off the flight profile....:

Aside from flying both in the virtual world and in the real world, and playing the violin, I enjoy all things technology.  I love keeping up with the newest toys out there, and whenever I can, I try to get my hands on them! I was born and raised in Long Island, New York.  As a transplanted New Yorker down here in Florida, I make sure people know my love for my city.  What I wouldn’t do for a good slice of pizza down here … My mother is an excellent cook, and so naturally, I am learning … bite by bite! I always love trying new flavors and dishes, and on my days off, you’ll most likely find me at some restaurant.

Joseph is definitely right.  A great slice of pizza is hard to find down in Florida, however, I will say, that if there is anything that brings people together in a social setting is - food and especially, family.  Thank you Joseph for sharing a little bit about yourself to us, your symphony of support for this website, and by following us on Twitter.

Please head over to Twitter and follow Joseph.  And on this high note, his finale:

Feel free to ask me any questions, and I hope to see you in the friendly skies.

Happy Contrails!

Thank you Joseph for your time and happy safe takeoffs, blue skies, and landings!

Jeremy D. Carlisle 


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