I had always wanted to fly and decided to complete all the necessary training through one school. I graduated from my integrated ab-initio pilot training course in July 2013.
I’d really enjoyed my training but, a year later, I hadn’t got an airline job. My confidence had taken a knock and I began to worry I’d missed the boat.
To stay in the aviation industry I worked as a baggage handler and was planning to do a Flight Instructor rating. But one day, while working on the ramp, one of the pilots told me about KURA. I enrolled onto their BESTPILOT airline employment preparation programme and, four months later, felt really confident about attending airline selection, such was the quality of training I’d received. The course was tailored to me and I successfully gained a First Officer position with BA CityFlyer. This time last year I was loading bags and in June of this year I flew my first passengers!
My BESTPILOT training gave me the skills and experience to be successful, not only at airline interview, but also while carrying out the daily role and responsibilities of a First Officer. I’m doing my dream job and it’s amazing.