May I start by saying that I am indebted to Isobel, Philip and the rest of the Kura team for the support and also the close relationships that I am fortunate to have attained so far.
Upon my venture in finding a job as a pilot I came across a reference to Kura Aviation on Facebook and immediately gave them a call. After a rigorous multi stage selection process, I was fortunate to be granted enrolment onto the prestigious BESTPILOT programme. I enjoyed every segment of the training. I particularly enjoyed the interaction with multiple actively serving crew members who were able to give us BESTPILOT’s an insight into the deeper workings of aviation which particularly helped increase my awareness of the industry. Along with my colleagues, I felt that the programme was able to extract the very best within us and I strongly believe it equipped us with more than that which is required at an airline selection. Probably the best thing about the whole programme was being able to meet many new people along the way. I have made some very close friends and it is amazing that we have all been through the same process to then collectively progress onto jobs. Kura is certainly well connected with many airlines and are quick to update all the BESTPILOTs with the latest vacancies.
Aside the excellent networking opportunities through Kura at various events, I was mixing with the recruiters of major airlines and before I knew it my turn had come for selection with Flybe. I felt adequately confident at every stage of selection because of the expertise that existed within the BESTPILOT Programme. The skills that I had honed in the process helped my performance immensely. This led to me being offered a position as a Flybe First Officer on the Dash 8 and I am loving every moment of the job ever since. Apart from flying into a variety of stunning locations, I particularly enjoy the interaction with our valued passengers. I had the pleasure welcoming Kate Winslet on board recently and it’s certainly a bonus when I get to meet such wonderful people from all walks of life.
I maintain that Isobel’s vision and hard work is genuinely changing the lives of many. I wish the team every success and will always be there to support Kura Aviation and its BESTPILOTs.