Having been scared of flying as a child, becoming a pilot seemed an unusual career choice, but when, aged 20, a friend took me flying in their own aircraft, I well and truly caught the bug.
Aviation seemed to offer an unparalleled working environment, where everyone has a shared passion; striving to be the best they can be and aiming for perfection.
I chose the modular training route to becoming a commercial pilot not by choice, but by necessity, and it actually turned out to a blessing in disguise. I had the freedom to work while training and found that modular schools are largely run by hugely dedicated professionals who have specialised in their own particular area of training.
I chose to do my MCC and final training with Kura as I have always been keen to go beyond the mandated syllabus. The course gave me invaluable professional development and the team are dedicated to helping you find employment.
Two years after starting my pilot training journey, I’ve just begun life as a First Officer with Flybe and it’s the best feeling in the world. To have achieved my dream so quickly is hugely satisfying, and to be doing it with an airline who support and invest in their staff is even better.