Pilot Careers Live is back. The next event will be on Saturday, 6 November 2021 at the Sofitel Hotel, Terminal 5, London Heathrow Airport, the site of many successful previous shows.
This year’s event will be different however, with the show being split into two four-hour sessions, one in the morning and the other in the afternoon, to allow for social distancing. Other Covid protective measures will also be in place meeting local and government guidelines.
There will also be a change of emphasis to recognise that the aviation industry is in a different place from before the pandemic struck.
This November’s Pilot Careers Live will concentrate on providing students and others considering a career as a professional pilot with the information they need to make an informed decision about the career and prospects, as well as the type of training right for them.
The pandemic reminded all of us in the aviation industry that it can be a cyclical business, with world events affecting air travel. It has been a brutal time for many pilots who have been furloughed or made redundant but, as aviation has many times before, the industry will return as travel restrictions ease and the pandemic comes more under control worldwide.
Many industry experts predict that airline flying will return to close of pre-Covid levels over the next few years meaning that now is a good time to consider starting training. It takes a minimum of two years to train – and can be longer taking the modular route – by which time, there is likely to be a need for pilots and air crew.
Pilot Careers Live in November will be an opportunity for anyone considering a pilot career to talk to the Approved Training Organisations (ATOs) and other pilots either currently undergoing training or recently graduated. Ask as many difficult questions as you like and make sure you understand fully what the career is like and the intense nature of the training.
Pilot Careers Live TV will also be broadcasting live throughout the event with interviews, studio guests and career information to a global audience. Content will be made available on catch-up post-event.
Among the early confirmed exhibitors and speakers is Ryanair, who will be giving a presentation.