Episode 60: From Classroom to Cockpit: A Classical Conversations Alumnus Soars as Pilot and Mentor with Mayson Foster [Challenge Series]

Mayson discusses the path to earning a pilot’s license, the value of his family’s support in this journey, and how being classically educated gave him the knowledge and skills to succeed.

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Episode 60: Mayson Foster

Summary

Are Classical Conversations® students equipped to pursue their passions? Continuing this month’s theme of bringing Challenge students and graduates onto the show, Robert welcomes Mayson Foster, a flight instructor at Louisiana Tech University, to share about his journey from homeschooling to becoming a pilot. Mayson discusses the path to earning a pilot’s license, the value of his family’s support in this journey, and how being classically educated equipped him with the knowledge and skills to succeed. Plus, the two discuss the national shortage of commercial airline pilots and potential solutions to this crisis. From recalling his first flight to sharing the life lessons he has learned from flying, Mayson encourages Challenge students that achieving their dreams is possible. After their conversation, Robert analyzes the effects of the UPS shipping strike and Will discusses Twitter’s rebrand to X, the platform’s potential integration of XRP, and the crypto token Chainlink.

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