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Steve

Training Senior First Officer - A320/B777

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Airline Pilot Experience:

Most Recent Aircraft Type:

Training Route:

Aviation Specific Degree:

Languages:

Location:

FO/SFO

Boeing

Integrated ATPL

No

English

UK

Additional Experience/Qualifications:

N/A

Passions, Interests and Experience:

Wellbeing, Lost Medical

Why did you want to become a pilot?

Childhood dream & the uniform

How did you fund your training?

Self funded

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

Anyone who says it’s a breeze is lying!

What was most challenging?

The sheer volume of work was the hardest part.

What do you enjoy most about your job?

I enjoyed working as part of a team, meeting new people every week.For me though the best part was visiting new places and exploring.

What is most challenging about your job?

Long hours and sleepless nights.

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

Having come full circle and now working as a trainer I’m interested in most pilot competencies. Communication & team work are particularly important.

Additional info

The word resilient is particularly important to me personally. I lost my medical at the age of 33 due to a rare form of cancer, so the word resilience resonates with me!
As I struggled with mental health after being diagnosed and then losing my job I’d like to help others who are in the same boat.