Marcos

Training Captain and Flight Instructor

Airline Pilot Experience:

Captain, TRI/E

Most Recent Aircraft Type:

Boeing, Embracer

Training Route:

Integrated ATPL

Aviation Specific Degree:

No

Languages:

English, Spanish, Italian

Location:

Europe

Additional Experience/Qualifications:

EMCC

Passions, Interests and Experience:

Wellbeing, Pilot Competencies, Mentoring, Coaching, Aviation Training

Why did you want to become a pilot?

A long story, but always starts with...when I was 6 my grandma used to take to me to play at Palma Airport....Long summers with dad at his office at Palma airport. Aviation is embedded deep inside of me.

How did you fund your training?

My parents paid for it – I was lucky.

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

I was a good student, I was young and it was really enjoyable. Getting through the process of the IR was a bit complicated.

What was most challenging?

Dealing with the “old” needs of the examiners. It was another era - there was not too much CRM and I am a strong character myself!

What do you enjoy most about your job?

Pretty much everything: Aviation is my life.

What is most challenging about your job?

Be always ready at a high standard.

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

I am passionate about everything to do with aviation and I am always hungry for new challenges.

Additional info

As an LTC and Captain in a number of small airlines I was always talking to young FOs and helping them with their decisions about what to do. It was the same as a FI, and lately with a few friends struggling a bit in their new jobs. Good, long conversations helping to resolve their concerns. I am really open minded and always ready to help and talk about aviation. For 5 years I was also part of the union in one of the airlines I flew with, so my approach to resolving challenges and problems is wide open.

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