EVER SINCE I WAS A LITTLE GIRL I WAS INTERESTED IN AVIATION. FOR YEARS I DREAMT ABOUT PURSUING A CAREER AS A PILOT AND AS I GOT OLDER I STARTED READING AVIATION MAGAZINES, VISITING FLIGHT SHOWS AND FLIGHT SCHOOLS.
After my first trial session at the age of 15 I was hooked: I was going to follow my dream.
After finishing my education, I completed a full time integrated pilot training course. But after graduating, I spent a year sending out airline applications with no success. My confidence was low, I needed to change things. I knew it would become more difficult to find a job the longer I was an unemployed pilot; I needed to start investing in my future and Kura came just at the right time for me. I spoke to Kura graduates who told me about their positive experience and I enrolled onto the BESTPILOT programme after passing the assessment and finding out all the information I needed.
On the programme I learned that aviation is a small world and you only get one chance with first impressions. I learned how to best present myself at airline selection and I learned more about the daily role as a First Officer and my contribution on the flight deck. Non-technical skills are very important for a pilot, but unfortunately this is something which is not fully taught at ATOs (Approved Training Organisations). BESTPILOT gives you all the non-technical skills that airlines look for and the competencies needed to perform the duties of a First Officer. I really enjoyed my time at Kura and learned a lot.
The job offer from Norwegian Air Shuttle came in September. During that phone call I wanted to jump around and tell everyone! You couldn’t imagine how excited I was to start this new chapter in my life. Everything I ever wished for and worked so hard for, is paying off. It is the best feeling in the world. I could have given up – and getting my first airline job might not have been easy – but I could not imagine myself being anywhere else other than in the cockpit!