We attended Virgin Atlantic's Future Flyer and Expert Engineers Day.
The event was organised with the intention to inspire children aged 9-16 years who may not have considered a role within aviation - a dynamic and expanding industry.
We were thrilled to be invited to the event and able to offer our support to such a local, and influential brand.
We managed to get some of Tim's time, a modular student from FTA who since completing his training, has been pretty much non stop.
Soon after finishing his advanced pilot training at FTA, he went into a role as a calibration pilot and travelled around the world. He's now secured a First Officer position with easyJet and realised his dream of becoming an airline pilot.
Tim has worked extremely hard to be where he is now. He once worked in Air Traffic at Brighton City Airport while completing his training, a job which is in itself a demanding role. However, he made it work and completed his training at the end of 2016 before swapping his headset in air traffic control for a seat in an aircraft as a commercial pilot. It's been our pleasure to be part of his story and we hope to stay in touch with Tim as he progresses through his career.
With the winter weather hitting hard over the last few weeks, sub-zero temperatures and ice mean that our aircraft have to de-iced before flying. De-icing is the process of removing ice from the aircraft. In order to take off safely, the whole aircraft must remain clear of ice or any other contaminants.