My passion for flying started when I was taken on a scenic flight aged ten. A few years later I was allowed on the flight deck during a trip to America and knew for sure that that was what I wanted to do.
We all know that we need to learn to fly and I learned that through my training course, but I found there is more to getting a job than just being able to fly. For four years after graduating from flight school I probably sent out hundreds of First Officer applications, but was not successful.
It was all the extra elements of getting ready for an airline role that I learned at Kura. The interview skills and practical selection experience that you get during the BESTPILOT programme was a particular benefit.
Getting my licences was the first part of training for my new career – preparing for the actual job was the second part. The training at Kura meant I was finally ready to start building my future career.
I feel privileged to now be working for Flybe. Besides the actual flying, Flybe is a great company who take good care of their employees and I love flying the Dash 8 – it’s a proper pilots’ airplane.