A320 Senior First Officer
Previous Airline/s: easyJet
Airline Training Route: Modular
ATO/s Attended: Aéroclub Air France Toussus-Le-Noble, France
Institut Aéronautique Jean Mermoz, Rungis, France
Ahart Aviation Services, Livermore, CA, USA
CTC Aviation, Bournemouth and Southampton, UK
Previous role/s (pre pilot training): various positions in hospitality, Cabin Crew for Air France, Customer Experience Coordinator and Lead Trainee Instructor at CTC Aviation.
Uni degree? No
Do you speak any other languages? French & German fluently, intermediate level in Spanish
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.
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 Pilot Competencies are of most interest to you?
Communication, which I believe is at the core of our profession, relevant in most
other competencies and therefore the most important one.