Airline simulator and training specialist Aviation Insider is to work with pilot wellbeing service Resilient Pilot to provide free pilot mentoring.
Aviation Insider will also offer a 10% discount on all its online training store products for Resilient Pilot subscribers.
Resilient Pilot was launched in May of this year in response to the impact of COVID-19 on pilot jobs and, in turn, pilot wellbeing.
The volunteer-run service provides free mentoring and peer support for the pilot community, hosts regular free webinars, and is soon to launch a free, comprehensive on-line resource library.
Aviation Insider has grown since acquiring simulator and interview specialists, V1Aviation in 2017. The company merged all content and services and is now an established platform for information, services and products for airline pilots; most of which are free.
Resilient Pilot’s support is available to all pilots, regardless of their current situation: furloughed, employed, recently graduated or still in training, as well as aspiring pilots yet to start their journey to the flight deck.
Karen Bath, co-founder of Resilient Pilot, said, “The recent airline redundancy announcements are unsettling for all our community. Clearly those who have been displaced have already been directly impacted.
“However, our concern is not just for those pilots but also those still in employment but unsure of their future job security. The ongoing threat of redundancy and job loss is sadly very real right now.
“Our mentors are available to provide a listening ear and signpost resources that all pilots – including aspiring pilots – will find helpful at this time.
“In working with Aviation Insider, we are able to ensure that even more pilots become aware of Resilient Pilot’s free support services.”
Aviation Insider’s Gary Saul added, “Aviation Insider aims to provide a comprehensive package to help pilots throughout their career. An area that is often given insufficient attention is pilot wellbeing, but in the current situation it is vital that pilots have an independent, confidential point of contact to talk to.
“Resilient Pilot’s volunteer mentor team provide a fantastic service to our community and we are delighted to be collaborating with them in this way.
“We encourage all pilots to make time for themselves. There is no stigma to maintaining your wellbeing and approaching a mentor doesn’t mean you have a wellbeing concern. Working with a mentor is a constructive move to ensure you maintain positive engagement during a period that is challenging us all beyond expectations.”
Aviation Insider will be guest presenters on Resilient Pilot’s next webinar on Wednesday 12 August and will be offering tips and advice on ‘Revalidating your licence for free’. Webinar places are limited and must be pre-booked on the Resilient Pilot website.