Do you dream of becoming an airline pilot, but you don’t know where to start? What knowledge, skills and aptitude are important to airlines? How do you measure up? How do you decide which flight training school to attend? What is the reality of being an airline pilot? How much do pilots typically earn? Where can you complete an independent assessment to find out if you are suitable? What options are open to you? What subjects do you study to become a pilot? How long does it take? How much does it cost?
Perhaps, you have already started your journey but want to make sure you stay on track and achieve your goal. This book looks at all the information and answers you need to guide you on your way to becoming an airline pilot.
Margie Burns is an aviation expert with 27 years of experience in assessing pilots globally for airlines. She has mentored pilots in personal and career development for the past 17 years and more recently in ‘wellbeing’. She went from working in recruitment for the Irish national airline, Aer Lingus, to working with the global leader in pilot recruitment where she was promoted on several occasions and worked at Director level for 13 years. She also managed a Type Rating Organisation and a Flight Training School. She is an invited guest speak at International Aviation Training events on the subject of pilot selection and pilot wellbeing. She holds several Academic qualifications pertinent to the advice she gives, and her advice is honest and impartial. This is a ‘must read’ for any aspiring pilot, parent or career guidance counsellor.