Sahil Swalis is already flying high as a pilot for the Civi Air Patrol, but will be aided with the Walter Grishkot Foundation Scholarship for 2023. We wish him well in his coninued endeavors in aeronautical engineering.
Sahil Swali is a student at the University of Toronto majoring in Aerospace Engineering.
Fascinated with all things aerospace, Sahil joined Civil Air Patrol (CAP) in 2015, and since then has had many opportunities to be exposed to the world of aviation. Last summer, Sahil served as a cadet ambassador to the United Kingdom during the International Air Cadet Exchange (IACE). Presently, Sahil serves on the marketing teams for both CAP and IACE, and recently wrote the cover story for the recent edition of the organization-wide magazine. Sahil is also on the executive board of the University of Toronto Aerospace Team where he serves as the Director of Leadership Development. This summer, Sahil will work as an engineering intern at Delta Air Lines and aims to achieve his private pilot certificate.
Flight, by its very nature, is a story of doing the impossible. The New York Times opined that it would take “from one to ten million years” to fly just two months before the Wright Brothers did. Sahil believes that a career in aerospace will allow him to do the impossible while living out his “WHY,” “to connect with others so that we are inspired to be better versions of ourselves.”
Sahil hopes to work on challenges ranging from sustainable aviation to space robotics, meeting the world’s most brilliant minds along the way. Additionally, he hopes to continue working with CAP to inspire the youth of tomorrow and share stories of what it is like to “[slip] the surly bonds of Earth and [dance] the skies on laughter-silvered wings.”