Personal Crises Affecting Your Career

  I wrote an article for Australian Aviation magazine recently on managing hiccups in your career. It was on point, practical and clearly showed the level of industry immersion I am known for in my key sector, Aviation. I submitted it and received the proof later in the week, as I read it back I […]

A Young GA Pilot Talks About Her Unusual Career Path

When asked what I ‘do’, I used to feel reluctant to say “I’m a pilot”. It wasn’t a case of pride, or rather a lack thereof; nor was it a case of ambivalence to the profession. Rather, it was because my career as a ‘pilot’ has not really turned out as anyone, least of all […]

Do SIM Practice Pleeeeeease

I’ve become a bit of a nag around one particular subject and I’d like to apologize in advance. When it comes to pilots preparing for airline interviews, that subject is the SIM. Here we go again you may be thinking, yep, well, it’s because I care. There’s little to no benefit to me as a business if […]

Aspiring Pilots Myths Debunked #4 – It costs too much to become a pilot

It’s Myth # 4: It costs too much to become a pilot. Well there is no getting around the fact that it costs a lot of money to become a pilot, that’s if you are self-funding your flight training through a private training organisation. Many aspiring pilots hold down full time jobs in order to get […]

Dealing with Aggressive Clients or Colleagues

  This week I had the pleasure of receiving a couple of aggressively worded accusatory emails from one particular new enquiry: a potential client, not an existing one. Probably only the second time this has occurred in my 18 years in this business. Just quietly… not a pleasant experience. Especially when you are used to the […]

Pilot Shortage Nay-Sayers – Australia

Everyone is entitled to their opinion, most of us form our opinions based on our personal experience and I would never attempt to devalue that experience. My recent article in Australian Aviation “New foreign pilot visa won’t help unhappy Aussie Pilots” gathered some of those nay-sayers around the pilot shortage issue. With regard to the […]