Having completed modular training in 2011, I embarked upon finding my first flying job. The market was down at this point, but understanding that the aviation industry often followed a cyclical process I was confident that opportunities would be just around the corner.
Unfortunately I was wrong. The recession was deeper and lasted longer than had been expected and jobs for low hour cadets like myself were non-existent. I tried to remain confident and positive, however as the time passed it began to feel like it may never happen.
I came across KURA through social media and coincidentally they were also recommended to me through industry contacts at the same time. After reading success story after success story on their website, I was convinced that they may be able to help me finally land my dream job.
I first met Isobel and Philip at the Airline Pilot Training event in November 2016. I was struck by their honesty and passion for the training they offered, as well as all the fantastic references from current and former students. By the next week I was on the phone arranging my first visit to KURA.
The BESTPILOT course itself was unlike any training I had previously received. The skills and knowledge learnt about the fundamentals of being a Pilot in just the first week gave me a great platform to build upon throughout the course. Having different current experienced Pilots providing the training also gave a great insight into the day to day experiences of working for different airlines and the variation of the job. Something which I found extremely beneficial.
The constant feedback given throughout the course is invaluable and really allows you to understand how to maximise your potential and also highlight areas of improvement. KURA helped me regain my confidence not only as Pilot but also as an individual. Something which was pivotal to my success at interview.
I can honestly say I don’t think I would be in the position I am in today, about to embark upon my career with BA CityFlyer, without the fantastic training, support and encouragement that Isobel, Philip and the team at KURA have given me.