Becoming a Pilot

  • A whole world of new places to see
    After earning his stripes with airlines in Africa and South America, Alex Patino Acosta joined business aviation services company KlasJet, where he spends his days piloting the Bombardier Challenger 850
  • As a captain and instructor with the German flag carrier, Cordula Pflaum regularly flies the newest additions to the fleet and trains other pilots in the finer points of a constantly changing profession
  • After a 15-year stint flying fast jets for the Luftwaffe, Werner Muehl decided he did not want to become an airline pilot. Instead, he chose a career with fractional provider NetJets Europe.
  • Don’t miss this great opportunity to meet leading commercial pilot airline recruiters. To help recruiters and pilots around the world connect with one another more easily we’re organising a virtual jobs fair.
  • Interviews are becoming more demanding, as recruiters search for the right balance of both technical and interpersonal skills. Such pressures have led to the rise of the obscure, or “curveball”, question, which is thrown at applicants to test their resilience.
  • Becoming an airline pilot is an extremely exciting option to take in your career, even more so should you decide to become a Captain.
  • Flight Simulators Midlands offers both professional pilots and the public, the opportunity to fly low cost simulators for both professional and amateur training.
  • Due to rapid expansion and A350 aircraft introduction, we are looking for high caliber candidates to join our professional team.
  • At only 26, five years after joining EasyJet, Kate McWilliams passed her command exam and now flies Airbus A320s from the left-hand seat. She is also keen to spread the word about the career she loves.
  • We’ve grown a lot in the last few years. Today, from our 28 European bases we fly more than 245 aircraft on over 800 routes in 31 countries across Europe. As a result, 71m passengers flew with us last year.
  • 2016 is proving to be a year of change within the Freight industry. We explore the impact certain influences are having on this sector and how they could change its complexion in the not-so-distant future.
  • easyJet recently celebrated its 20th year in the aviation industry and have come a long way in that time. Today, they fly over 600 routes to more than 30 countries in well over 200 Airbus aircraft – all with the belief that air travel should be accessible to everyone.
  • Born and raised in the Netherlands, Allard Frans Ketting had always dreamed of flying high in the sky as a small boy. Click to read his story...
  • Stephanie Sparrow explains how to get to ready to impress.
  • Danni Stoney obtained her private pilot’s licence at the age of 17, and is currently a first officer on an Embraer Phenom 300 managed by UK business aircraft charter and management company London Executive Aviation.
  • The Flightglobal Interactive map with useful content to help provide you with relevant and interesting articles about working in the various regions.
  • Unions and airlines cannot agree on the reason, but US regional carriers are seeing a drop-off in people ready and willing to fly their aircraft - and the problem could spread.
  • So you want to be a professional pilot? Part 7

  • So you want to be a professional pilot? Part 5

  • So you want to be a professional pilot? Part 6