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United Airlines’ flight school in Goodyear could help pilot shortage

There’s a final safety check and the engine roars to life. It’s a short taxi to the runway and then there’s a moment. It’s right at take-off. “You are in the zone,” said Abby Awosanya. “Getting the airspeed rolling and starting to go really fast and then you lift up, you feel like you’re floating. You’re flying.”  Awosanya is training to become a commercial pilot. It was always the dream, but it wasn’t always the career path. Awosanya got a degree in psychology and was doing clinical research. Still, she couldn’t shake her love of flying. “It was something that has been on the back of my mind my entire life,” she said. “But I could never express it to anyone because at the time, kind of felt like an idea that was so out there and unachievable and unattainable.”

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