Some information about me

Name : Olf Poldermans
Age : 22 Yrs.
Date Of Birth : 17th of January 1979
Hometown : Eindhoven
Nationality : Dutch
Favourite Music : Oasis, Robbie Williams, Trance + most of the Top40 hits
Hobbies : Flying, Spotting and IRC chatting on #Cafeetje Dutch-only site
Daily Activity : I'm a Certified Flight Instructor at Naples Air Center

Spotting :

Mostly at Schiphol, but I've been to Brussels, Düsseldorf and Paris as well. I've also been to Eindhoven Airport a few times, but that's definitely not as satisfying as Schiphol.

Scanner :

Uniden Bearcat 230 XLT handheld scanner

Additional Information :

I've been up for a selection of the Nationale Luchtvaart School (NLS), but sadly I got rejected at the last moment, because I was totally unprepared. The flight technical part went ok, but the interview went bollocks, because of me being unprepared. I got a chance to get a second opinion in the form of a Psychological Test, but they said I didn't have enough leadership-qualities, but I was only 19 at that time.

I tried to study Information Technology, but after a year I quit, because it wasn't what I wanted. I wanted to fly! I worked as a courier for "Van Hout Koeriers" in Eindhoven for just over a year and then I had enough money saved for the International Aviation Center (IAC) , which has its selection in Amersfoort and the practical part of the training in the US. At the Aviation Career Academy in Lakeland, Florida. I got help with the selection from my ICQ friend, Dave Wester, who's a pilot at KLM Cityhopper on a Fokker 50 and some other people including a First Officer of a Boeing 737 at Transavia.

I did my Private Pilot, Instrument Rating, Commercial Pilot and CFI (Certified Flight Instructor) licenses in Lakeland, Florida and at the moment I'm working in Naples, Florida as a CFI for Naples Air Center And that, together with my 200 hours of turbine powererd multi engine at AmeriFlight should be enough to apply for a job as an MEI and get enough flying hours to apply at a major airline. But that's only in a few years, because I'm still stuck in America.

Click here to read my journal of my stay in America

Click here to read about my first flying lesson!

Various pictures of me