This morning, Instructor Koen Maes and Airline Career Candidate Arne Bonnemeijer were invited at "Radio 2" for a live interview. They answered a series of frequently asked questions about becoming an Airline Pilot.
ACP Candidate Arne, explains why he always wanted to become an Airline Pilot. How his glider pilot background triggered his enthusiasm even further and why he took the pre-entry screening and chose EuroPilot Center as his Flight School.
Instructor Koen explains that EuroPilot Center starts 3 times a year with an Airline Career Class (February, July and October) in order to keep the groups limited from 6 to 8 students. This ensures that every candidate receives the personalized approach EuroPilot Center is well known for.
Instructor Koen explains the financial investment required, points out similarities with becoming a Medical Practitioner and clarifies the pre-entry screening guarantees the investment to be worthwhile. He also explains that student loans are now available for pilots through partnering banks, making it possible to achieve the dream of becoming an Airline Pilot.
Interviewer Dennis inquires about a series of urban legends, like having perfect eyesight, being strong at maths and physics etc.
Instructor Koen explains what the characteristics of a "good" pilot are in terms of skills, personality and motivation.
Arne gives more details about his training schedule and is happy to say that his theory training will be combined with flight training as of day one.
Koen explains that there are still more boys enrolling for the Airline Career Program, although that there is definitely a need for more women in the cockpit.
We look forward to reading your comments on this interview!