I finished my integrated flight training Autumn 2012 during a period in which cadet pilot recruitment was limited. To improve my chances of finding work I got a job as a dispatcher at East Midlands Airport, which gave me valuable experience in the non-technical side of flying as well as contact with airlines.
After 3 years with very little success in getting an airline interview my confidence was very low. I had heard about Kura through a friend who thoroughly recommended the training he had received with BESTPILOT.
From my first contact with Kura I was treated as a professional and, unlike my previous training, everything was very professionally delivered. And my confidence was quickly boosted. The pilot fundamentals and sim training gave me the confidence, and the belief, that I could not just pass a simulator test but ace it.
The final piece of the puzzle through my Kura BESTPILOT journey was the non-technical skills provided by the assessment preparation week. This part of course really gave me the insight into what the interviewers were interested in during the technical and non-technical parts of an airline selection, something that was severely lacking from my integrated course.
At last my dream has come true, with DHL offering me a job as First Officer flying the 757-cargo freighter.
I cannot recommend Kura strongly enough to anyone who is thinking about a career as a professional airline pilot. They are a very rare company that treats their trainee pilots as an individual and not a just a number going through the training process.