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Wouter

Captain B737

Airline Pilot Experience:

FO/SFO, Captain

Most Recent Aircraft Type:

Boeing

Training Route:

Integrated ATPL

Aviation Specific Degree:

No

Languages:

English, Dutch

Location:

Netherlands

Additional Experience/Qualifications:

Aviation training, Competency Based Training, CRM/TEM, CPCC, ICF Accredited

Passions, Interests and Experience:

Wellbeing, Pilot Competencies, Peer Support, Transferable Skills, Leadership and Development Coaching Specialisation

Why did you want to become a pilot?

From a young age I’ve been passionate about aviation, aircraft, science, travel and culture. Being interested in many subjects made it hard for me to commit to any one-thing during my high-school years, but after having my first experience of flying a small piston powered aircraft, I became 100% determined to follow my childhood dream.

How did you fund your training?

Finance plan with a bank.

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

It was both a breeze and a challenge. It contained the full spectrum from joy and ease to stress and struggle.

What was most challenging?

Learning to self-manage my workload both during studying and flying.

What do you enjoy most about your job?

Every flight is a new journey and a new story. And working together with groups of motivated and like-minded people is a true privilege.

What is most challenging about your job?

The unexpected. As pilots, we prepare for most known situations but working in an interdependent relationship with both people and technology, provides us with unique challenges that require unique responses almost every day.

Which of the pilot competencies are of most interest to you and why?

Leadership. Knowing how to operate the aircraft and work in a team is fundamental but effective leadership is the key to maintaining safety, service and efficiency.

Additional info:

I have successfully completed a full ICF accredited Coach training program (ACTP) with CTI, and have experience in professional coaching. As a coach, I am aware of the ethical boundaries of coaching (and mentoring).

Why do you want to become a mentor for Resilient Pilot?