/assets/blog-posts/pilot-cockpit.jpg George Botley George Botley 2020-04-2 2020-04-8 flying,airline,pilot
Apr 2, 2020, 3:11 PM

What does it take to become an airline pilot?

While I'm interested in technology and have been involved in web development in one form or another since the age of 13, I've also had a mad passion for aviation too. I can still remember how amazed I was at flight as a child. Every time we flew abroad I'd grab the window seat and sit their watching the wing move and hearing the engines roar. It had me hooked, but it was never something I believed I could ever achieve. That all changed in my early twenties when I secured a place at a flying academy to gain my licence. 

The training itself was about two years in duration and involved 14 theory exams, single engine flying, multi-engine flying and lots of simulator sessions. Shortly after finishing flight school I secured a position at a low-cost airline in Europe flying the Airbus A320 family. 

During my training I created a website known as Pilot George. I used it to document every single step of my pilot training journey from the selection process at the beginning to the flying tests and job interview process at the end. I still post on the blog in the present day providing updates to my readers on current industry affairs such as Coronavirus which is impacting the world hugely at the time of writing. 

If you're interested in what it takes to become an airline pilot, then go check out my pilot training blogs



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