Senior First Officer - A320
Airline Pilot Experience:
Most Recent Aircraft Type:
Aviation Specific Degree:
FO/SFO, TR TKI
English, French, Spanish, German
Passions, Interests and Experience:
Wellbeing, Pilot Competencies, Aviation Training, Evidence Based Training, Competency Based Training, CRM/TEM
Why did you want to become a pilot?
I have wanted to become a pilot ever since I can remember. Always being passionate about planes, the wish to fly them and the sense of freedom of getting away and exploring the world it offers.
Later, while growing up, the sense of leadership, the physical act of flying an airliner and the responsibilities of doing so, as well as looking up to mentors who have knowingly or unknowingly guided me have helped to shape this wish and turn it into a vocation.
How did you fund your training?
Was training a breeze or did you find it a challenge?
It was very enjoyable, some parts more challenging than others, and overall highly rewarding. Resilience and self confidence were important contributing traits which I continued to develop throughout training.
What was most challenging?
ATPL ground school.
What do you enjoy most about your job?
The variety. The constant challenge that every day is different. Every day we fly with different colleagues to different destinations on different aircraft in varying weather. Not one single day is equal to the previous, there is almost no routine and that makes it very special to me.
What is most challenging about your job?
To stay on top of knowledge, one of the core competencies. The way we work, the manuals and procedures are in constant evolvement and it can be challenging to stay on top of it and to adapt habits in accordance with updates. It leads to constant reassessing of our capabilities, a very important asset to our profession, too.
Which of the Pilot Competencies are of most interest to you and why?
Communication, which I believe is at the core of our profession, relevant in most other competencies and therefore the most important one.