Without KURA it would likely not have happened for me, it is that simple. I completed my integrated training 8 years ago and had not been successful in securing my first airline position.
It was down to unfortunate timing which meant positions were rare. Despite sending applications to every corner of the world, my flying currency was growing ever older and I was extremely concerned.
In the interim, I accepted an office job to pay the bills while maintaining my IR and medical, as well as offering my time to training providers in the hope that staying close to the industry would create an opportunity. It yielded few returns.
It was then through a chance discussion with a friend that KURA was mentioned and after some research, I went along to meet Isobel and the team. The difference in approach was incredible and the energy, honesty and passion with which they went about their work was thoroughly refreshing. I knew instantly that although it was a gamble, this was the right company for me.
I enrolled in the BESTPILOT course a short while later and have not looked back.
The course content and instruction was excellent and upon completion I felt confident knowing my skills and knowledge had been taken to a new level. I was thoroughly tested during the MCC/JOC which gave me an excellent base from which to successfully complete the A330 Type Rating with AirTanker in early 2017. Three months after completing the BESTPILOT course I was employed, it was incredible!
I owe a huge amount to Isobel and the KURA team for igniting my aviation career and am proud to call myself a BESTPILOT graduate.