Careers Hub

  • Challenges get adrenaline flowing
    Duncan Beckman is a base safety pilot and senior first officer with UK airline EasyJet – a role that allows him plenty of flying time to various destinations, but also the social interaction of working in an office.
  • A distinguished career flying fighters for the US Navy and prestigious Blue Angels display team taught Capt Douglas Verissimo many vital lessons in preparation for commanding the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson
  • This week we hear from Paul, a pilot at British Airways, who shares with us the reason why he loves flight. This is a great read, so dive in...
  • Gordon Rayfield gives us an insight into life in the RAF with a thrilling account of a V-Force quick reaction alert in the mid 1960s. This gives a great snapshot of what this was like, and throws us straight into the action. He served 3 tours with the V-Force on No’s 27 & 617 Sqns and retired as ...
  • Over a 38-year career with aftermarket services provider Satair, vice-president of business development Steen Karsbo has witnessed the company grow into a $1.8 billion operation that is now owned by Airbus.
  • We caught up with ‘”Captain Joe”, First Officer on the Boeing 747-400/8F, who shares his experience in getting his first position after graduating from flight school training.
  • After a decade in telecommunications, electrical engineer Anne Lillywhite needed a new challenge, which she found at Honeywell Aerospace, developing safer, more effective avionics for the aircraft of tomorrow.
  • As one of the world’s leading aerobatic display pilots, Patty Wagstaff regularly performs at air shows, but also runs her own flying school, offering upset recovery training for corporate and airline pilots.
  • Texas-based Avenger Flight Group was set up by Pedro Sors to deliver affordable simulator and training services to meet the huge projected demand for flightcrew – up to 325,000 worldwide over 20 years.
  • As head of administration and human resources at Small Planet Airlines, Laura Mieceliene is seeking to draw on all her cabin crew experience to help employees strike a balance between work and home life.
  • Chris Watson heads Luxaviation Group’s broker desk – a company-wide charter sales office dedicated to serving the market by providing customers with efficient access to extensive fleet of business aircraft.
  • Having fulfilled his dream of flying fast jets on the Tornado, Mark Wharry instructed other pilots before moving to Strat Aero, where as director of training he pioneers professional standards for UAS users.
  • Civil Aviation Authority International, an arm of the UK regulator, is a social enterprise helping to improve standards globally. Managing director Maria Rueda argues that its impact is felt far beyond the industry.
  • Captain John “Rain” Waters is the head of the US Air Combat Command’s Viper demonstration team, a recruiting tool which involves him piloting an F-16 fighter at very low altitudes and extremely high speeds.
  • Business aviation engineering specialist Flying Colours is used to dealing with demanding clients, and director of maintenance Trevor Knox has the task of ensuring the company makes good on its promises.
  • As the new president of Honeywell subsidiary BendixKing, Gregg Cohen is focused on bringing new avionics products to market quickly, particularly where they meet the demand for in-flight connectivity.
  • Pierre Bettini is business and programme manager at Lord Fly-by-Wire Systems in France, where he is helping to drive synergies between its cutting edge products and those of its new parent company.
  • Operations Manager Péter Maráczy knows that standing still is not an option, and that the operator must work to stay ahead of growing passenger and cargo traffic
  • Joining Luxaviation as part of its takeover of ExecuJet, Sally Jones is now chief financial officer for the whole aviation services group and says economies of scale deliver an improved product to more clients.
  • After a distinguished 10-year career as a US Navy fighter pilot, David Harrington became an aviation lawyer primarily defending airlines as well as aircraft or component manufacturers following air disasters.