Airplane Pilot Portrait
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Roland

Captain B717

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Experience

Most Recent Aircraft Type:

Training Route

Aviation Specific Degree:

Languages:

Location:

Captain, First Officer, Senior First Officer.

B717

Full time flight training to multi CIR then through general aviation, gained ATPL.

No

English

Australia

Additional Experience/Qualifications:

MHFA

Passions, Interests and Experience:

Human Factors (NTS) facilitator, mentoring, coaching.

Why did you want to become a pilot?

I saw it as a career that would provide me with challenges and a career I could be proud of.

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

It was a completely new language for me, so there were challenges but that’s what allowed me to persist and enjoy the learning curve.

What was most challenging?

There will be many challenges – but if it was easy, everyone would do it.

What do you enjoy most about your job?

That its’s rarely a day at ‘work’, of course do anything enough and there are elements that you enjoy less but I still don’t mind getting out of bed at 3am when the alarm goes off.

What is most challenging about your job?

The challenge that I enjoy at work is the management of the day to day operation – we are given an aircraft as a crew and tasked with it’s safe operation for the shift. Managing all the different factors that affect us provides me with great job satisfaction.

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

Anything that has influence on our role outside the cockpit, the industry has plenty of documents prescribing how we do the black and white things but the human element is one of the biggest variables we need to understand and work with more.