Episode 20 Gearóid Ó Briain on What it Takes to Fly the President

020 Gearoid O'Briain

“Some people will aim for ten and get eleven. Some people will aim for ten and get eight. But if you’ll always end up in that rough area, why not aim for 100?!”

Today’s guest is Gearóid Ó Briain.

Gearoid decided he wanted to join the Irish Air Corps when he was 15. His dream was to be the Presidential Pilot.

The first step was to get in… He researched the admission process – the aptitude test, the physical assessment, the interview. He was determined to excel in each area but there was one thing missing…

He learned that the interviewers liked to see that you’ve had some life experience – a project you led or another achievement. He needed a story – something to talk about in the interview – so he entered the BT Young Scientist Competition with his school. He worked hard for a few months on the project and nailed it.

Well Gearoid didn’t just stop at the BT Young Scientist Competition. Since then, he kayaked from Ireland to Scotland, he set a world record, and set up several businesses.

But did he ever get to fly the president? Press play to find out.

Selected Links

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s