6 July 2019 - 6 July 2019 | 10.00 - 16.00

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Concorde Conference Centre
Manchester Airport
Runway Visitor centre
Wilmslow Old Rd
WA15 8XQ

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!

Who should attend?

  • Anyone interested in a career in aviation and aerospace, from aero engineering and flight deck positions to maintenance, airport operations, management, air traffic control or flight ops.
  • Candidates with an ambition to be an airline or military pilot.
  • Anyone interested in commercial helicopter flying operations.
  • Those considering making an exciting career change.
  • School/college career advisors, as this event offers an excellent opportunity to gather reference material and speak with the experts about options within the sector.
  • You don’t need to be an aviation expert to attend as this event will equip you with comprehensive knowledge about every career opportunity and training process, to ensure that you get the best possible independent, professional advice.

Seminar programme

There will be a series of informative presentations by industry experts throughout the day. We will be added extra presentations to the seminar programme. Times still to be confirmed, please check back soon.

11:00 - 11:25

Pilots in Training: Student stories

You’re in the early stages of finding out more about a professional pilot career and you are deciding which route might be the best for you.

Four pilots in training will talk about their experience so far. How they got to where they are, how they paid for it and what they wish they’d known before they started.

12:00 - 12:25

Helicopter Pilot Careers – The World’s Best Kept Secret

Have you considered a career as a professional helicopter pilot? Meet Captain Sarah Bowen from Helicentre Aviation, who will talk you through their training and recruitment programmes.
1300 - 1325


Demystifying the Class 1 medical

Every commercial pilot needs to pass a Class 1 medical at the start of his/her career, then on a regular basis thereafter. It’s a complicated area and a thorough understanding of the requirements is essential. Dr I Sibley-Calder will be delivering a seminar that’s designed to demystify the process, while delivering the essential information you need.

14:00 - 14:25

Mentour Pilot: My pilot journey

Petter Hornfeldt, known on YouTube as Mentour Pilot, joins us to share his pilot journey and how he started his career in aviation. Find out more about how he achieved his dream career and how he was inspired to start a YouTube channel.

15:00 - 15:25, shares advice for new pilots looking to break into the airline industry.

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!



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Pilot Careers Live Team

Exhibitions Manager

Darran Ward

+44 (0) 1225 632184
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Exhibitions Manager

Paul Yates

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Events Manager

Aimee Janes

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