The KURA story
I absolutely love this industry. It’s glamorous, challenging, exciting. Dynamic, inspiring and unpredictable; it can also be unforgiving. It offers fabulous career opportunities, every day is different; travelling the world, using ground-breaking technology. A lifetime of unbelievable experiences. For many, a career as an airline pilot is the ultimate dream.
I consider myself lucky to have had the opportunity to work with hundreds of commercial airline pilots and numerous airlines over the past 22 years. I have had the privilege of sharing both the highs and the lows and now want to help break down some of the barriers that aspiring airline pilots face in order to enter this fantastic career – while ensuring airline standards and expectations are always met.
KURA was founded in 2014 to create new training and employment opportunities for aspiring pilots to access the profession and so the BESTPILOT programme was born. Designed to develop the skills and knowledge of a newly qualified airline pilot to achieve the highest possible professional standards expected of a new First Officer.
Whilst BESTPILOT was designed specifically to create new opportunities for modular trained pilots; the robustness and integrity of the training has benefited integrated pilots too, many of whom graduated several years ago. BESTPILOT has reset the ‘currency clock’ of pilots who were 2 to 11 years out of training!
I have honestly met some of the very best people of my life while working in aviation and I am proud that a number are part of the KURA team. Others are also volunteer members of our Advisory Board. KURA is not a ‘one size fits all’ organization. We believe very much in tailored solutions for the individual and airline with one thing in common – the content of our programmes and the manner in which we deliver our training must be as aligned to industry best practice as it can be.
The breadth of talent and experience we offer, therefore, is extraordinary and our ethos is always to inspire and support. We are absolutely dedicated to seeing those who join our programmes progress into airline employment.
Don’t take my word for it though, read some of our Success Stories – they say it all.
Exciting times ahead!
Director / CEO