AeroProfessional Limited, 33 Hercules Way, Farnborough Aerospace Centre, Hampshire, GU14 6UU, United Kingdom
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CANDIDATE SUCCESS STORY – 2019
Full Name: Jürgen Riedel
Current Role: A340 Captain
Client: Hi Fly
An AeroProfessional Success Story celebrates the achievements and of an individual candidate, discusses their current role and how they felt about their AeroProfessional experience.
When I was a child, an article in a stack of my Dad’s magazines about bush flying in Alaska grabbed my attention.Shortly after I started, I found myself in the middle of every sort of aerial work, for whatever reason I was luckily in the right place at the right time, meeting the right people.
I was doing paradropping, scenic flying, island hopping, banner and glider towing, ferry flights and even met a guy who wanted to take aerial pictures of almost every single new house in northwest Germany with me.
Building hours and experience led soon to commercial aviation on small twin piston/turboprop aircrafts, later to small business jets.
The company sold the last one, so I started more stability in my roster and bank account, ending up in the cockpit of Germany’s second largest airline.
While still enjoying the professional environment of an airline cockpit every day, I live my dream of flying smaller aircraft and helicopters in my time off.
The long haul part! I guess that’s what aviation is made for, going the long distance.
You wake up in a place you’ve never been before, gather your crew, start up, spread wings, cross the pond, brief a destination you’ve never seen before, arriving in a whole new climate, time zone, culture…
As we all know, it’s not only finding a new company, the company has to find you! That might be challenging in a downsizing/consolidating market.
After all, that’s just opening the door, finding yourself in a quarter to half a year of ground school, type rating, simulator, line training and checking.
AeroProfessional was holding a roadshow in front of our door in Keflavik, where we just got laid off.
They created a warm, welcoming atmosphere from the start, facilitating the whole selection process with their client.
Yes, I was working through another agency with my last employer.
From my experience AeroProfessional is more personal, closer to the employee, taking care of concerns/mails/issues on time.
Facilitation of/guiding through the application and selection process.