5 November 2016 | 10:00 - 16:30

Guaranteed to inform and inspire YOU on how to become an airline pilot, Pilot Careers Live is Europe’s leading career exhibition.


Sofitel Hotel, Terminal 5, London Heathrow
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The pilot training journey

Training to be a pilot is a unique learning experience, which is character-building, complex, and challenging. The training demands high levels of self-discipline and determination, across a variety of physiological and practical skill-sets. But success will reward those who meet the required high standards, with a well-respected, exciting and fulfilling career.

Ask any professional pilot and they will tell you… despite the early morning starts in the depths of winter, delayed flight schedules and irregular work patterns, they would not change their career for any other.

By visiting this website you could have already made the first step to becoming a pilot. Take the next step and book your tickets now. Make it part of your checklist!

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Who should attend?

  • Anyone with an ambition to be an airline or military pilot.
  • Anyone currently in education with an aspiration to be a professional pilot.
  • Career change? If you are considering a career in the skies and want to know where to start, Pilot Careers Live is a ‘must attend’ event.
  • Military pilots leaving the service, now considering a new career with the airlines.
  • School/College Career Advisors – An opportunity to gather reference material about the career.
  • Those interested in commercial helicopter flying opportunities.

You do not need to be an expert on pilot training to attend. The exhibition will equip you with enough knowledge about the pilot training process, ensuring you get the best possible, independent advice at the start of your career.

Seminar programme

There will be a series of informative presentations by industry experts throughout the day.

11.00 - 11.25 & 15.45 - 16.10

British Airways

We’re pleased to welcome SFO Andrew Perkins, BA Assistant Manager Pilot Recruitment, who will offer an insight into what it’s like to fly for the flagship airline, as well as providing top advice on what the carrier looks for in its future pilots

11.45 - 12.10

We’re joined by a team from cargo airline, West Atlantic, including Training Captain Tom Heenan Beng, who will give an overview of freight flying and the types of opportunities on offer at the airline, including information on the carrier’s successful cadet programme

12.30 - 13.15

Panel: Should I get an aviation degree?

We welcome a selection of students, faculty and pilots, to talk about aviation degrees, and to answer your questions and help you decide whether the university route might be the right one for you

13.30 - 13.55

A career as a helicopter pilot

We welcome Captain Sarah Bowen, who joins us to talk about the wide range of careers open to helicopter pilots, as well as how to attain your CPL(H). Plus, Sarah has some news on scholarships.

14.15 - 14.40

National Air Traffic Service (NATS)

For the first time, we are joined by Jenny Ludford, NATS Principal Psychology Consultant and Chris Dorney, an ATCo Instructor, who will present on a career in Air Traffic Control, explaining more about this challenging and rewarding aviation career.

15.00 - 15.25

Financing your pilot training

With pilot training costing anything from £60,000 to more than £100,000, future pilots need to think carefully about financing. Jeremy Dawson, First Officer and MD ATPL Finance, offers candid advice on the best ways you can go about funding your pilot training.

Please note:  Seating capacity in the seminar areas is limited. We politely request in advance that any accompanying family or friends to the seminars are kept to one extra person. Your co-operation is appreciated. Thank you.

Book Tickets

By visiting this website you could have already made the first step to becoming a pilot. Take the next step and book your tickets now. Make it part of your checklist!


The exhibitor lists for our events are updated daily. Please note attending exhibitors can change without prior notice.


If your business is interested in exhibiting at Europe’s leading ab initio ATPL exhibitions, or you are a visitor requiring further details contact:

Pilot Careers Live team

Exhibitions Manager

Darran Ward

+44 (0) 1225 632184
Email Darran
Exhibitions Manager

Paul Yates

+44 (0) 1225 632184
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Event Coordinator

Victoria Smith

+44 (0) 1225 632184
Email Victoria