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Thursday, August 12, 2010

Pilot training, a la British Airways

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Someone paid me a compliment on my Captain Doug's Journey video so I paid a visit to their site. Luckily I did because I found this British Airways's film on their cadet program. However, in North America this does not exist. But for you overseas readers it's worth the look. Actually , for aspiring pilots on this side of the Atlantic, it's worth the peek.

Captain Ian, if you are out there in cyberland, this video will do you proud!


Daniel said...

Thanks for that, I am going to take the epst test in a few when I install Java SDK on this.

carlton said...

In the 1990's British Airways ran a cadet scheme that was completely sponsored at no cost to the cadets right through to the frozen ATPL stage -infact in addition I believe they few were given a £30 living allowance per week throughout the 18 month duration.

I will try and find my old application pack (of which I was unsuccessful) and scan it over for you all to look at in disbelief.

From the Flight Deck said...

Carlton. What a package for those few who are picked! I am mentoring (sort of) a girl trying to get in
Lufthansa's equivalent program. Seems only a handful each year will capitalize on such a program.
For the others and for us in North America, it's "blood, sweat and tears."

And yes, send over your old application.

If it was mine, I'm certain it would have dried tears on it.

Lavi said...

Hi Captain Doug, any word on what happened to Captain Ian?

From the Flight Deck said...

Lavi. No word at all from Captain Ian! It's as if he fell off the edge of the virtual world. I see another blog succumbed to pressure, ATC Happenings. It's a shame because he was dispelling lots of great info, but then again, that was probably his demise.

Lavi said...

Hopefully they'll return. I did enjoy Ian's take on things, even if they were sometimes politically incorrect. Regardless, we've still got you. Hopefully you keep on posting for a long time to come!

As a side note, I've started my own blog about my (little) experience of learning to fly. Yes, it's been done before, but hopefully someone finds it interesting. At the very least I can journal my experiences and look back at them ten years from now and have a good laugh... it the internet is still around then.

Enjoy your weekend!

Documentary said...

I love the website, go day to see him ever again post. Congratulations and published as yet.
How about the article, is that other, very interesting.

From the Flight Deck said...

Lavi. Thanks for the support. I guess the best thing is, keep a blog "straight and level."
It may be a tad boring but at least it doesn't step on toes.

I think a blog about your flying endeavour is a great idea! Treat your blog as a diary.

Have a good weekend as well.

I'll be off to MIA Sunday morning. And then to the Bahamas and back on Monday.

Gotta keep the airline flying.


From the Flight Deck said...

Documentary. Thanks for the comments.