This wasn't written by a fifth grader, it was written by an 18 year old in his application to Embry RiddleWatchYourElbows said:Here it is:
When I grow up I want to be a pilot because it’s a fun job and easy to do. That’s why there are so many pilots flying around these days.
Pilots don’t need much school. They just have to learn to read numbers so they can read their instruments.
I guess they should be able to read a road map, too.
Pilots should be brave so they won’t get scared when it’s foggy and they can’t see, or if a wing or motor falls off.
Pilots have to have good eyes to see through the clouds and they can’t be afraid of thunder and lightning because they are much closer to them than we are.
The salary pilots make is another thing I like. They make more money than they know what to do with. This is because most people think that flying a plane is dangerous, except pilots don’t because they know how easy it is.
I hope I don’t get airsick because I get carsick and if I get airsick, I couldn’t be a pilot and then I would have to go to work.
-- credited to a fifth grade student at Jefferson School, Beaufort, SC. First published in the South Carolina Aviation News.