7 March 2020 | 10.00 - 16.00

The FIRST STEP towards a career in aviation. Guaranteed to inform and inspire YOU on a career in aviation.


Croke Park Conference Centre, Dublin

Time for your aviation career to take off …

A career in aviation is as exciting and challenging as it gets. And it goes without saying that the rewards are pretty good too.

Whether you are just at the early stages of your career choice, or you are already committed to a career path in aerospace, Pilot Careers Live is a must-attend event for you.

You don’t need to be an aviation expert to attend. This event will equip you with comprehensive knowledge about every career opportunity as well as the training process. Consequently, this will ensure that you get the best possible independent and professional advice.

Who should attend?

  • Anyone interested in a career in aviation outside of the flight deck
  • Candidates with an ambition to be a pilot.
  • Anyone interested in commercial helicopter flying careers.
  • Those considering making an exciting career change to aviation.
  • School/college career advisors.

Why should you attend?

Pilot Careers Live is Ireland’s leading aviation careers event, offering a fantastic opportunity for those aspiring towards an aviation profession.

  • Discover what a career in aviation entails
  • Find out about training options, fees and requirements
  • Speak with trainers face-to-face
  • Speak directly to the experts within the industry
  • Attend a range of informative seminars
  • Enter our Exhibition, filled with an array of ATOs, airlines, and other aviation organisations
  • Gather reference material to take home with you.

You can download and print this event flyer to share with your students.

Seminar programme

There will be a series of informative presentations by industry experts throughout the day. Each seminar will last roughly 25 minutes. More seminars to be confirmed very soon.

10:30 - 10:55

Pre Training Assessments and How to Ace Them

Margie Burns, Aviation Selection Consultants

How can you prepare for your assessments? What are the requirements? Why are potential pilots falling short? what can they do to improve their chances?

Testing and assessments are a regular feature of your aviation career, from before you start training to your last sim check before retirement.

Margie Burns from Aviation Selection Consultants is talking you through the process and a series of practical tips designed to get your aviation career off to a great start.

11:15 - 11:40

Air Traffic Controller – Do You Have What It Takes?

Helen Sheridan, Senior Air Traffic Controller, Dublin Air Traffic Control Centre (ATC)

The presentation will provide an insight on what its like to work as an Air Traffic Controller for the Irish Aviation Authority (IAA) and how to apply to participate in the IAA’s Student Controller Training Programme (SCP).


12:00 - 12:25

Pilot Officer – A Career in Military Aviation

Captain Steve Connolly, Irish Air Corps

Expanding on aviation in the military setting. Steve will give an inspiring presentation which serves to highlight that Irish Air Corps pilot Officers are not only trained to an exceptionally high standard in aviation, but are also expected to maintain their Officer duties. These duties include roles in HR, operations and support. This gives military aviators a career experience that is not only consolidated in the cockpit.

13:00 - 13:25

Question Time

Get your questions answered.

Our panel of experts from a selection of ATOs will be challenged to succinctly answer the most popular questions posed by our visitors in our pre-event survey

Panelists confirmed:

Captain Sarah Bowen, Head of Training, Helicentre
Captain Kyle Johnston, Training and Compliance Manager, Atlantic Flight Training Academy

Lee Woodward, CEO, Skyborne Airline Academy
Darragh Owens, Head of Training, National Flight Centre
Anthony Petteford, Managing Director, VA Airline Training
Alex Alvarez, Managing Director, Fly By School

14:00 - 14:25

Who is the Modern Pilot?

Captain Marnie Munns

The aviation industry is evolving.  A diverse workforce is vital to ensure that the airlines stay ahead of their competition and meet their customers needs. How can you prepare yourself for this industry and stay one step ahead in this competitive environment.  Future proof your career.

15:00 - 15:25

Aer Lingus

Captain Karl O’Neill, Aer Lingus

Presenting a flying career with the Irish flagship carrier. Captain Karl O’Neill will discuss recruitment methods, selection criteria, routes to Flight deck careers and Pilot development opportunities within Aer Lingus.

Please note:  Seating capacity in the seminar areas is limited. We politely request that you bring a maximum of one accompanying family member/friend into the seminars with you. Your co-operation is appreciated.

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!

Book Tickets Here


Aer Lingus
Aerodynamics Academy
Atlantic Flight Training Academy
Aviation Selection Consultants
Barcelona Flight School
Bartolini Air
FTE Jerez
Fly By School
Global Flight School
Helicentre Aviation Academy
Irish Air Corps
Irish Airline Pilots Association (IALPA)
Irish Aviation Authority (Air Traffic Control Careers)
Irish Aviation Authority (Licensing)
Irish Aviation Students’ Association (IASA)
Leading Edge Aviation
National Flight Centre
Pilot Interview Preparation
Quadrant Pilot
Skyborne Airline Academy
VA Airline Training


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
Email Paul
Events Manager

Aimee Janes

+44 (0) 1225 632184
Email Aimee

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