St.Martin – Gregory Toulen will be the first local St. Martiner in the island’s history to enroll in the French air force. Toulen said that he first worked as an aircraft mechanic and after several years, he got this opportunity to join the air force.
“I have always dreamed of being pilot since I was a small child,” he said. However, he apparently came from a “difficult family” and that motivated him to pursue his dreams even more. He explained, to be admitted in the French Air force one has to be physically fit and excel in maths and science.
He said that he is poised and focused to take on the challenges which include excelling at his exams to fly his first plane – a turbo prop aircraft. Prior to getting to fly the plane, students must have at least 300 flying hours which could take them as long as two years.
Source: Today SXM St. Martiner joins French air force