On Wednesday, April 12, Bolun “Jerry” Liu, an alumnus from China who graduated with the Class of 2012, spoke to Aviation students about life after high school and his experience at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (ERAU).
“This is the second time that Jerry Liu has come back to Admiral Farragut Academy to speak, and it is always a pleasure,” said Rob Ewing, Director of Aviation.
Jerry is currently a Commercial Multi-engine rated pilot and will be graduating from ERAU with a B.S. degree in Aerospace and Occupational Safety and minors in Flight, Air Traffic Control and Dispatch.
“The most important thing you can do in college is network,” explained Jerry. “I joined the Eagles Flight Team at ERAU and it was the best thing I could’ve ever done to advance my career.”
According to the website, the Eagles Flight Team is one of the nation’s most recognized flight competition programs. The EFT competes in a variety of aviation related events ranging from advanced cross-country flight planning to using the CR-3 manual flight computer to perform complex calculations.
Jerry decided to come to Farragut for 10th grade because he was interested in aviation and the prep school. He also was active participant on the drill team. His biggest pieces of advice for future aviators is “get certificate as far as you can at farragut and will get you farther once you get to college” and also “there are multiple career tracks in aviation so you must consider which you are most passionate about.”
After graduating from ERAU, Jerry plans to get his green card, move to Seattle, and get a job working in occupational safety.
Thank you again for coming back to inspire our future graduates and aviation lovers!
DID YOU KNOW? Admiral Farragut Academy offers a dual enrollment course with Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University? Learn more about Aviation at Farragut.