Flight Crew Futures UK Autumn

16 October 2019 | 10:00 - 16.00

In association with

Flight Crew Futures: a fresh approach to career opportunities for experienced and new pilots


Flight Crew Futures UK Autumn

Hilton Hotel, London Gatwick Airport

Airlines are continuing to expand their fleets and this, together with indications of a global shortage of pilots, means that there’s never been a better time for experienced, low-hour and recently qualified candidates who are seeking genuine career opportunities.

Left and Right seat opportunities

Flight Crew Futures partners pilots attending the event with airlines and recruiting agencies which are seeking to recruit experienced, low-hour and recently qualified candidates who meet their requirements.

Meet directly with pilot recruiters

Visiting pilots will get the chance to meet directly with recruiters in a single venue – this is a unique opportunity to get all the facts, career advice and answers in an informal environment.

Informative presentations throughout the day

Flight Crew Futures’ drop-in format will also include presentations from recruiters throughout the day, allowing pilots who attend to get a comprehensive overview of their current flight crew requirements, salary packages and employment terms. The presentation programme will also include several presentations by BALPA on topics relevant to today’s pilots.

Entry to Flight Crew Futures is FREE. Simply complete the online registration to let us know that you’re attending.

Watch the short video from the last Flight Crew Futures event below.

There will be a wide range of opportunities on offer at Flight Crew Futures, from First Officer positions right up to Captains.

Before registering to attend, please consider whether your experience matches the criteria required by the companies who will be at the event.

Who should attend?

  • Experienced pilots considering career progression.
  • Type-Rated pilots seeking career progression.
  • Pilots considering a career move overseas.
  • Low-hour pilots/Frozen ATPL
  • Recently graduated ATPL pilots seeking their first career opportunity.
  • Military crew leaving the forces and now seeking pilot opportunities in the commercial sector.


The seminar list is updated daily, see confirmed list below.


Welcome Address

Mike Davidson, BALPA Trade Union rep and Airline Captain.

BALPA welcoming address welcomes all visitors to Flight Crew Futures and will touch on the incredible seminars ahead.

Click here for more information.



Mandy Kelly Talent Acquisition Partner specialising in Pilot Recruitment.

Mandy will be speaking about Emirates, Fleet, Aircraft and future plans. She will also talk through the application process at Emirates, the assessments , training, benefits and life in Dubai

Click here to find out more about Emirates.


How to land a great Pilot job – a Headhunter’s perspective

Mark Charman, CEO & Founder of GOOSE Recruitment

Mark will guide Pilot attendees through setting career goals, CV advice, interview preparation and the impact of social media profiles.

Click here to find out more about GOOSE Recruitment.


Why do Pilots Fail Assessments?: What you can do to Improve your Chances

Jen Fleming is the Head of Operations at Nobox Pilot Solutions. 

With over 12 years’ experience in aviation recruitment, project management, aircraft deliveries/ ferry flights and consultancy and having personally recruited for airlines such as Virgin Australia, Flyadeal, IndiGo, China Southern, Aer Lingus, Nesma, Eurowings, Jetstar Pacific, Blue Air, Oman Air, SunExpress, Air Baltic and Stobart Air.  She has moved aircraft for leasing companies such as Embraer, FPG Amentum, DAE, Aersource, AWAS, CIT, ACG and Aircastle.

She will touch on why pilots who are already flying for one airline are ‘not good enough’ for another!  Where there is a global shortage of quality experienced pilots and all airlines claim to want the top 10% of candidates Jen also covers many aspects of the pilot assessment process with a focus on how to stand out from the crowd and some top tips about how to get hired for the job you want.


L3 Harris

Our flight academy heritage dates back to two incredibly successful organizations within the commercial aviation arena – CTC Aviation based in the South of England and Aerosim Flight Academy based at Sanford, Florida. Today, as L3 Harris, we’re at the global forefront of Airline Pilot training, supplying the next generation of Captains and Co-Pilots to our many Airline Partners.

 L3 Harris is currently recruiting highly motivated Flight Instructors for our Global locations.

 Click here for more information


FTE Jerez – Flight Instruction as a Career Choice

Brett Hesketh, Head of Operations at FTE. 

Brett is responsible for the day to day flying at FTE as well as instructor recruitment and training, with over 20 years experience, he will be talking about Flight Instruction as a career choice and what life is like as an instructor at Flight Training Europe. I will discuss FTE’s selection process and how we can help both new and experienced instructors achieve their career goals. FTE employs newly qualified instructors all the way up to experienced TRI/SFI captains on our A320 and Boeing 737 simulators.

Click here to find out more about FTE Jerez.


Mandy Kelly Talent Acquisition Partner specialising in Pilot Recruitment.

Mandy will be speaking about Emirates, Fleet, Aircraft and future plans. She will also talk through the application process at Emirates, the assessments , training, benefits and life in Dubai

Click here to find out more about Emirates


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Exhibitor information

The exhibitor list is updated daily, see confirmed list below.

BALPA (British Airline Pilot Association)

Is the professional association and registered trade union established to represent the interests of all UK pilots

Emirates Airline

Emirates operates the largest fleets of B777 and A380s in the world, serving six continents and flying to over 154 destinations. We are currently recruiting First Officers and Captains.

Click here for details


Simtech have a proven track record for delivering world-class, EASA approved training in our purpose-built aviation training centre, located next to Dublin Airport. Courses include: MCC/JOC, APS/MCC, pre-assessment and Type Ratings (A320 & Avro RJ).

Click here for more information.

Spectrum Aviation Personnel

Supplying the best pilots in the aviation industry.

With over 26 years of Aviation experience Spectrum Aviation has specialised in the recruitment and contracting of flight crew on behalf of airlines who are offering opportunities across the world.

Click here for more information.

OSM Aviation

Offering flexible and high-quality recruitment services fully adaptable to meet our clients’ needs. Our pilot and cabin crew selection specialist have a combined experience of over 300 years in aviation and a reputation for selecting the very best of the best. And we do!

 Our company strategy relies on three key principles: no compromise on safety, local presence, and permanent employment for our employees.

Click here for more information.

Nobox Pilot Solutions

Nobox has placed more than 35,000 people into positions in the aviation industry since it was founded. Our first-class team are available to assist aviation professionals – whether you are an airline manager seeking a trusted partner, or a flight crew member seeking a new opportunity, we have the experience and expertise to support you.

Visit our website for more details.

Millstream Global Flying

Insurance to protect commercial pilots, including flight instructors and trainee pilots, against the financial consequences of losing their licence or being unable to complete their training as a result of bodily injury or illness.

Established in 1996 and acquired by Millstream Underwriting in 2018, we are recognised as one of the world’s leading and most experienced underwriting teams in aviation loss of licence insurance.

Click here for more information.

FlightSafety International

FlightSafety International is the world’s leading professional aviation training company and supplier of flight simulators, visual systems and displays to commercial, government and military organizations. Click here to find out more.

West Atlantic

West Atlantic Cargo Airlines are currently seeking Type Rated First Officers and Captains.

Click here to find out more.

Spring Japan
We are currently recruiting 737-800 Type Rated Captains.
– 1,000 hours minimum PIC time with commercial airline
– 4,000 hours minimum total Pilot flight time, 3,000 hours
on jet.
– EFIS: 1,000 hours
– PIC: 1500 hours on jet MTOW 50,000kg or above, or 2,000 hours on jet with MTOW
of 30,000kg or above
Click here for more details.

FTE Jerez

FTEJerez trains an increasing number of pilots for some of the world’s leading airlines. Our constant growth means we are now looking for experienced flight instructors, sim instructors and ground instructors with all roles permanent and based at our aviation campus in Jerez, south west Spain.

Click here for full details.

Wizz Air

Wizz Air is the largest low-cost airline in Central and Eastern Europe, it operates a fleet of 112 Airbus A320 and Airbus A321 aircraft, and offers more than 600 routes from 25 bases, connecting 146 destinations across 44 countries. At Wizz Air, a team of over 4,500 aviation professionals delivers superior service and very low ticket prices making Wizz Air the preferred choice of more than 34 million passengers in the past 12 months.

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Leading Edge Aviation

Leading Edge is a rapidly expanding pilot training academy with a fresh approach and an emphasis on developing the whole pilot. We are currently recruiting forward-thinking Multi Engine/Instrument Rating Flight Instructors and Theoretical Knowledge Instructors for our  base at London Oxford Airport. Permanent and freelance positions are available.

Click here for more information.


Swoop’s expanding again! We are now actively recruiting for 737 Captains and First Officers. We have attractive terms and conditions and predominantly out/back flying to allow for a better work/life balance. Successful candidates will enjoy being part of a single seniority list with WestJet mainline and if they choose to transfer to WestJet they will enjoy length of service credit. With Swoop being part of the WestJet Group pilots can enjoy enhanced career prospects with the peace-of-mind that comes working for a leading North American airline Group.

Click here for more information.

Rishworth Aviation
Rishworth Aviation provides Pilots with opportunities to fly with leading airlines. For over 30 years our mission has been to assist pilots secure their next career opportunity while providing world-class support while on assignment.
We have excellent job opportunities for Captains and First Officers in Asia including Vietnam Airlines, Korean Air, and EVA Air. In Europe & Africa we have exciting opportunities at Royal Air Maroc, RwandAir, and Enter Air. We offer
exceptional benefit packages with comprehensive insurance and personal support.
Click here for details.

GOOSE Recruitment

Pilot recruitment is a complex global marketplace experiencing both high demand and significant skills shortages. Our services include search and selection, permanent & contract recruitment and pilot leasing. We operate from global hubs in the EMEAAsia-Pacific and the Americas, servicing our customers, both pilots and airlines, across the world.

Click here to find out more.


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