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Mr. Aviation Geek

About Me:

I am an aviation geek who worked as a professional airline pilot for a major international carrier in the Middle East. I am a licensed drone pilot, aircraft dispatcher, and accident investigator. I love nature as I climbed numerous mountains, such as Kilimanjaro, Everest base camp. I love cooking my cuisine and coffee (licensed barista) too!


Undergrad School: Embry Riddle Aeronautical University (Online)

Undergrad Major: Aeronautics

GPA: 4.0

GMAT: 740

Age: 27,  Ethnicity: Asian or Indian

Other Degree/Certification: MS in Aeronautics (Concentration in Unmanned Systems)

School Name: Embry Riddle Aeronautical University (Online)

Extracurriculars: Co-founder and Missionary Bush Pilot of a remote church in Zimbabwe, Southern Africa. The Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer of a Multicultural center that offers free language courses, judo classes, and Christian mentoring programs to undocumented foreigners in the country.

Work History:

Title: Airline Pilot in Middle East

Industry: Aerospace

Company: Top Firm

Length of Employment: 4 yrs, 11 mos

Title: Advisor for the country's new pilot training program

Industry: Aerospace

Company: Government, Aerospace University

Length of Employment: 1 yr, 9 mos

Big Life Wins:

I convinced my parents to move to Africa from Asia to become missionaries. I had to quit high school during my senior year and help my family pay off debt by working as an aircraft cleaner, and baggage handler (because I loved aviation, closest I could be). I achieved my dream of becoming a pilot, despite financial difficulty.

Post MBA Goal:

Short Term: MBB Consulting – Aviation/Aerospace/Urban Air Mobility Industry
Mid Term: Managerial role


Target School: Stanford GSB

Status: Open

Considering: Harvard, MIT Sloan, Chicago Booth, Tuck


The Experts Rate The Odds At: 10%

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    Hi Mr. Aviation Geek,
    An airline pilot who hangs out at Everest base camp! Wow! This is Debbie Choy from mbaMission and GSB alum. I think you have a fascinating background. Specifically, I like that you have a differentiated work background, robust academics, and high engagement in your community. As you pull your apps together, be sure to describe what motivates you to be passionate about your career goals. Why are you seeking to pivot to the business side of aviation? As well, don’t hesitate to share your personal stories, for example, why are you passionate about mentoring undocumented foreigners? If you can articulate this compellingly in your essays, that would be the key to your application success. If you would like to discuss your profile …

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