I’d like to start by thanking the whole Kura Team for their support, passion, commitment and dedication to helping aspiring pilots from all walks of life to achieve their lifelong ambition. I am one of those and will be eternally grateful for what you have done for me.
I graduated in 2009 and like many aspiring pilots didn’t have the necessary means to fund a type rating. Over the next 8 years I tried every which way to secure an interview, but with more recent pilots in the industry and my relative low hours, finding that First Officer position was proving to be difficult.
KURA was recommended to me by a number of sources, however I was a little hesitant as the course was in its infancy. I waited a further 12 months and was amazed to hear that in that period Kura’s success rate was near enough 100% for placing students with an airline. On the strength of their success rate and after meeting the team and witnessing their enthusiasm and dedication first hand, I embarked on the Kura BESTPILOT programme.
I have to state that each individual at Kura makes a personal investment in you and treat you as if you were a family member. The atmosphere and environment at Kura is warm, friendly, personal, positive and always professional.
The BESTPILOT programme prepares you both in terms of flying and non-flying skills. The enhanced MCC/JOC was intense but extremely enjoyable and demonstrates to any potential airline your ability to complete a type rating. In terms of non-flying skills, KURA understand exactly what the airlines are looking for and prepare you well. Emphasis is placed on your personal development beyond the interview and what makes a good First Officer. At every step you receive genuine and honest feedback.
Kura reinvigorated my passion for flying and completely rebuilt my confidence. This is due to the hands-on approach, structured programme, expert trainers and exceptional aftercare service that is unheard of in the industry. Kura provided me with hope and instilled a positive mind-set – it wasn’t a case of “if” I get a job, but “when”….. and true to that belief, 8 months later I secured a first officer position with BA Cityflyer.
Isobel’s vision, determination and hard work is genuinely changing the industry and the lives of many aspiring pilots. Thank you once again.