Another thing I found not long after I returned was a professional flight training exhibition organised by Flyer. At the end of October I headed down to Heathrow to see what I could find out. I would recommend attending one yourself to meet the schools and look at your options.
I have always been interested in Oxford Aviation Academy since I first learned about them. That interest increased when I got in touch with someone who had recently finished at OAA and was currently getting their type rating on the Boeing 757 with Jet2. I made the Oxford stand my first stop. I didn’t learn a great deal new because I’d been to an Oxford open day before. I asked a few questions that I had about the course, entry requirements and starting dates. Things were still looking good. I was also advised to take another tour of the school because various things had changed over the 2+ years since I had been there.
I attended one of the seminars about training in general which was also very good. The schools have very optimistic outlooks on job prospects for obvious reasons. I wasn’t too interested in the other seminars so I didn’t bother with them. My next stop was at the Pilot Training College – Ireland stand. There were several reasons I wanted to speak to them – one being employment statistics and another being that I recently returned from Ireland. I’ll describe my experience in my next post.