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Kristina

SFI Boeing 777 / Captain Falcon 7X

Airline Pilot Experience:

Captain, SFI/E, CRMI/T

Most Recent Aircraft Type:

Boeing

Training Route:

Integrated ATPL

Aviation Specific Degree:

No

Languages:

English, French, Spanish, German, Scandanavian

Location:

UK, Europe, UAE

Additional Experience/Qualifications:

MHFA

Passions, Interests and Experience:

Aviation Talent, Transferable Skills, Mentoring, Coaching, Aviation Training, CRM/TEM

Why did you want to become a pilot?


Kristina
B777 Captain and SFI

Falcon 50/900. Falcon 7X



Current location: Cannes, France

Most recent airline: Emirates (until 2020)

Previous airlines: EurofliteLltd and Air Alsie A/S

Previous and Additional roles:

Trainer/ SFI FA50/900 at FlightSafety International, Falcon 7x at CAE, B-777 at Emirates Airline, MCCI Air Arabia/ Alpha Aviation.

Owner and director, Wolston Sky FZE (UAE) and KTConsultancy (France)

Crew Resource Management Trainer, Mental Health First Aider, Co-founder and Past President of Concorde Chapter and co-founder and Vice President of Middle East Chapter of Women in Aviation International.

Mother of three (16, 16 and 9-year-olds).

Uni degree: Business

Languages: Conversational French, Finnish. Basic Spanish, German, Danish and Swedish

Airline training route: Integrated ATPL



Why did you want to become a pilot?

I grew up in Spain and Scandinavia and travelled a lot with my parents. Those days you could still visit the flight deck, which was always the highlight of the flight. My dream job was to become a flight attendant as at that time; I was not aware girls could become pilots.

Later, I was studying history in California when a friend of mine took me up in a C-152. That was it!

I was fascinated about the beauty and freedom of flight from my first Cessna ride onwards and wanted aviation to become my future, which it has been for over 25-years. It is a passion that will never die.

How did you fund your training?

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

What was most challenging?

What do you enjoy most about your job?

What is most challenging about your job?

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

All the competencies are of interest to me. However, if I have to pick one, I would say Communication as it ties into all other competencies.

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