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Gilles

Training Captain and Management Pilot

Airline Pilot Experience:

Captain, TRI/E

Most Recent Aircraft Type:

Airbus

Training Route:

Modular ATPL

Aviation Specific Degree:

Yes

Languages:

English, French, Portuguese, German, Scandinavian, Dutch

Location:

Europe

Additional Experience/Qualifications:

N/A

Passions, Interests and Experience:

Wellbeing, Pilot Competencies, Aviation Training

Why did you want to become a pilot?

“Make your life a dream, and a dream a reality. " - Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

How did you fund your training?

Was training a breeze or did you find it a challenge?

A theoretical breeze and a practical challenge! But a rewarding and never regretted move.

What was most challenging?

Taming the sudden professional “isolation and loneliness”.

What do you enjoy most about your job?

Just about everything!
The satisfaction of helping Authorities, companies, peers or trainees achieve their goals or set targets is definitely a big driver.
Communicating, facing diversity, exploring human relations, anticipating and mitigating "threats", addressing the unexpected in total compliance, always learning and constantly self-improving are a few examples of my daily routines.
My passion for aviation, the pride of each successfully accomplished mission, inspired and motivated me to become a better professional, a better leader and a better person throughout the years.

What is most challenging about your job?

Always remaining a step ahead within an ever changing industry and regulatory environment.

Which of the Pilot Competencies are of most interest to you and why?

Communication, without a doubt.
Communication is not only the root of all Core Competencies, but also the only medium through which cognitive skills (NOTECHS, categories Situation Awareness, Decision Making and associated elements) may be assessed.
So yes, let's communicate!

Additional info

Dear colleagues, if you read these lines, it means that:

· You are open to Communication ✔

· You took Leadership in shaping your future and are ready for some interesting Teamwork ✔

· You initiated a Problem Solving and Decision Making process ✔

· You are demonstrating good Workload Management and Situation Awareness ✔

· What a great skills set and a positive mindset! You are a Resilient Pilot, shall we talk about it?

· We all need help at some point and asking for support is a sign of strength, not of weakness, while certainly proving efficient resource management.

· It is OK to not feel OK sometimes.