People travel more than ever, and there is a growing demand for pilots. Graduating from Pilot Flight Academy you will have all certificates necessary to apply as a first officer in airlines.
The demand for pilots will increase in the following years. Airline traffic increases every month, and the large airline companies are continuously launching new routes. This, together with retirements due to old age among pilots, will create a large demand for new pilots during the coming years, world wide. Prognosis from Boeing and Airbus state that the world wide demand for new pilots will exceed 550 000 within year 2035, and we have already started to see a pilot shortage all over the world, with flights being cancelled.
Now is the time to start your pilot education!
As a newly educated pilot you start your career as a first officer. In the course of your career you can fly several aircraft types, with the whole world as your work environment. As you acquire more experience, it is natural to progress to the captain’s seat, with the responsibility to lead the crew and plan and carry out flights securely and comfortably for everyone on board.
The integrated pilot education at Pilot Flight Academy is recommended by airlines like SAS and Norwegian, and former students are working in these companies, as well as a lot of other airlines in Scandinavia, Europe and worldwide. The competency-based and focused pilot education at Pilot Flight Academy provides the best possible preparations for our students, when applying to airlines.
BEING A PILOT
Being a pilot is demanding and exciting, and many decisions have to be made both prior to and during a flight. Pilots must therefore be well educated and prepared for the tasks awaiting them.
Passenger aeroplanes are always flown with two pilots: A captain and a first officer. They cooperate to complete tasks in the cockpit during a flight.
Pilots usually start their work an hour before the flight is scheduled to depart. They plan the route to be flown, evaluate the weather, calculate fuel requirements, and do a weight and balance calculation. Together with the rest of the crew they also complete many other preparatory tasks before the flight commences.
During the flight, the captain and first officer share tasks. In addition to controlling the aeroplane they must navigate, read checklists, receive clearances from air traffic control, and inform passengers about the flight. Before landing, the approach and landing at the destination needs to be planned, and pilots must take aircraft weight, other traffic and weather into consideration. They make their final decision and calculations based on information received on approaching the airport.