Typical Day & Key Skills
My role as a charter executive involves dealing with time-critical and urgent requests from clients around Europe. These charter requests are often very specific, be that small automotive parts getting shipped to factories in the UK, or large project-shipments using Antonov An-124s to transport wind turbines to the far east. In my role at Brics Aviation, I spend most of my time speaking to students and discussing the various phases of training. We specialise in commercial training, so often there are technical questions about the course or aircraft, and more recently, questions regarding Brexit and how that effects licensing requirements between EASA and the UK CAA. I thoroughly enjoy both of my roles in different ways.
At 26AVIATION, the key skills to arranging daily charter flights world-wide include dealing well with pressure and problem-solving. Many of the requests we receive are for urgent shipments, so often there is significant pressure from the customer to ensure a suitable solution is found quickly. However, to find that solution often we need to consider options that others may not – this is especially important when dealing with large, out-sized cargo.
At Brics Aviation, key skills may include communication and personality, as well as organisation and time-management. It is important that all communication I have with students is clear and concise. This training is a big part of their journey to becoming a commercial pilot and ensuring they have all the information they require is imperative. As it isn’t my full-time job, working my time talking with students and liaising with approved training organisations can be difficult, but with organisation and preparation I enjoy the challenge.