Letter to the Judges

Dear Senior Exit Project Presentation Judge,

I’d like to first start off by giving you my thanks for being here today and allowing me the opportunity to present my Senior Exit Project to you. I’m very excited to share what I’ve learned over the course of this entire project with you and I hope that you find it as interesting as I do.

As I’m sure you know by now, my name is Jason Tisone. I am an intellectual person with many hobbies outside of school. I love to be active quite frequently and I play sports with the people in my neighborhood such as football and soccer, I run, I bike, and I work out on a regular basis to stay in shape. I’m an Honor Roll student here at Empire and because of my large focus on academics, I’m not involved in any clubs/societies/etc. at school. I have a huge interest in technology in general, but mainly computers. Because of this interest I intend on going to the University of Arizona to earn a degree in Computer Engineering.

My project revolves around the career field of aviation. I shadowed a private pilot by the name of Mike Cadden for this project and I was granted the opportunity to fly a Cessna on several occasions as I learned the basics of flight training. I got to take control of the airplane, I practiced with communication software that teaches someone what to say to other pilots as well as the Air Traffic Controllers, and I sat down with certified flight instructors to learn about what it really takes in terms of training to become a pilot and obtain your license. I learned a lot from my experiences, including it takes a lot of time, a lot of money, a deep passion and dedication to learning to fly, and ego cannot get in the way of learning to fly.
My research paper’s main focus is on pilot training and how it isn’t as quality as it can be to effectively train an individual to become a pilot. I wrote my paper on this topic, attempting to prove that the standards the Federal Aviation Administration has created are not as good as they need to be. My arguments included examples of differing personalities, the recurrence of pilot error in the cockpit, and that the old fashioned (traditional) style of learning to fly an airplane was more effective that the modern day one is.
The experience as a whole was incredibly fun as well as challenging, but it’s something that I would love to continue doing in the future.

I’d  like to thank you again for taking the time to read this as well as listening to my presentation, it really does mean a lot to me.

Jason Tisone