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April 16, 2018

The top 5 personality traits of a successful pilot

It takes a unique set of skills to earn your place in the cockpit. Rigorous training aside, the best commercial pilots all share a set of unique traits that make them the best in the business. Want to make sure you’ve got the goods? Read on to see if you’ve got the makings of an above-average aviator:1. You’re a great communicatorGetting your cabin crew and passengers to their destination safely boils down to one thing and one thing only: superior communication skills. As a pilot, the buck stops
March 8, 2018

Celebrating Women in Aviation this International Women’s Day

Its International Women's Day today so we thought we would celebrate this by introducing you to some of our amazing female students pilots who have trained with us recently. We asked these women in aviation why they decided to become pilots and they have very kindly shared their stories with us.
March 5, 2018

Sarah Johnson Lands Dream Job in Ryanair!

We were delighted to hear Sarah Johnson, who graduated from her MCC/JOC with us in October 2017, has landed her dream job as an airline pilot in Ryanair! Within a few months of doing her MCC/JOC with us Sarah had received the call from Ryanair to say she would be starting her Type Rating in April. Sarah's local paper wrote a fantastic article on her journey to becoming a pilot. Read the article here. Congratulations Sarah!
February 7, 2018

New Ryanair Recruits – From Flight School to Flight Deck

Robbie Farrell and Lee Godsmark are two of our MCC/JOC Graduates from July 2017. Robbie and Lee started their training together in Bartolini Air and came to Simtech for their MCC/JOC where they were sim partners for the duration of their course. They had a fantastic influence on each other in the sim and motivated each other to pass their assessments with Ryanair! Not only were they sim partners in Simtech but also throughout their Type Rating!Here's what they had to say about their time in
January 15, 2018

From Simtech Sim Partners to Ryanair First Officers

We love keeping in touch with our MCC/JOC Graduates after they leave Simtech to hear how their assessments went and what airline they will be working for! Its so motivating to see how happy they are to get hired and when they mention that the MCC/JOC in Simtech and the Sim Prep Session were key to passing their assessments we're always very proud of our hard working Training Department!We thought one story from two of our MCC/JOC Graduates Anton Murray Hill and John Smith was definitely worth
December 20, 2017

Simtech Aviation receives approval as an Aviation Security Training Organisation (ASTO) by the Irish Aviation Authority

As per the requirements of the updated November 2017 National Civil Aviation Security Programme (NCASP), the Irish Aviation Authority(IAA) has approved Simtech Aviation as an Aviation Security Training Organisation (ASTO).Under the provisions of the NCASP, from 1st December 2017 all aviation security training delivered in the Republic of Ireland must be provided by an approved ASTO. Simtech Aviation is approved to conduct training for personnel that work on and around aircraft such as pilots,
December 7, 2017

Take-off videos, supersonic flights and more female pilots. That’s just some of this week’s aviation headlines.

Increase in number of new female pilotsEasyJet is encouraging more women to take up a career as a pilot and has offered 49 new entrant female co-pilots a job this year.In 12 months, 13% of new entrant pilots it selected were female, a number which is up from 6% in 2015 when the airline launched its Amy Johnson Flying Initiative. EasyJet’s Head of Flight Operations, Captain David Morgan said: “Flying is a rewarding career and we want to attract the best people to fly our customers around Europe.”
November 30, 2017

Increases in female pilot numbers, hybrid and biofuel flights as well as comfy staff quarters – that and more in our aviation news

Qantas set to increase female pilot recruitment Qantas CEO Alan Joyce has said that at least 50 per cent of its pilot cadet intake will be women in a decade's time.The new initiative, named after Australian female aviator Nancy Bird Walton, will boost the number of female pilots by encouraging young girls to choose the applicable subjects in high school.Mr Joyce will tell the Male Champions of Change Leaders forum: "We must work at the grassroots level to encourage girls and women into studies
November 16, 2017

Why do candidates fail their airline assessments?

We follow the trends of pilot recruitment and assessments very closely in Simtech and analyse what areas candidates are falling down on in their assessments. With so many airlines recruiting at the moment, competition amongst candidates is fierce and the pressure is on. You want to secure your dream job and passing your assessment is the only way to do this.We have identified the areas where candidates are most likely to fail their assessments and give you some advice on how to confidently

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