It’s a small airline, but I was able to become a CA, which is what I have always wanted. First of all, I had to overcome a rigorous training program. During the in-flight announcement training, the instructor shook my body violently to simulate turbulence. The rescue training followed. The instructor taught us how to do artificial respiration to have a sense of crisis. Next, maintenance. A veteran mechanic taught me how to inspect the oil using my body as a fuselage…. And then, my efforts bore fruit and I went to Hawaii on my first flight….