During the course of my flight training I realized that something was missing in the way it was being delivered to me. As per what I have seen, many ATO’s looked like they didn’t really care about the quality delivered to student pilots and all they were looking for was a way to approach students willing to invest a huge amount of money for a type of training which doesn’t leave promises on how your career would turn out to be in the near, or far, future.
Speaking for Italy, after completion of training, flight schools never supported students whatsoever in the search of a pilot position and from the moment I realized this issue I decided that myself and my investment needed to be backed up by professionals in the aviation sector with real passion about the industry and for students looking for a first job to start off their dream career. Kura Aviation was the answer with their BESTPILOT programme.
It took me some time to really understand the nature of Kura as I at first thought it was “just another organization providing after training preparation for pilots” but it wasn’t, it was much more than that. Comparisons with other organizations soon turned out to be senseless because Kura had something that was (is) not on the market today and cannot be sold for any price. Real interest in launching your future career as an airline pilot.
If I were to use one word to describe the BESTPILOT programme I would use “complete”. All you need to be a successful airline pilot is included and I realized this from the moment I was sitting in front of Carpatair human resources which selected me to join the company in November 2016 to fly the Fokker 100 for them. Without the Advanced Airline Preparation everything would have been much more difficult and possibly leading to being discarded during selection. Pilot Fundamentals gave me a huge support during my CRM course and during type rating on the F100 while the sim course provided me with an excellent MCC/JOC on 737-800 which turned out to be absolutely necessary to perform a type rating with no sweat at all.
I can’t possibly think that I would have been able to find a job easily without Kura’s support with their training and in order to be a “complete” pilot when presenting yourself to airlines for interviews, trust me, BESTPILOT is all you need.