Announcing the BESTPILOT Modular Pathway
The BESTPILOT Modular Pathway is a new and innovative training programme which combines the best of existing professional flight training programmes.
It incorporates the high-quality training and risk reduction of an integrated training programme, with the hugely attractive pricing of the modular training route.
VA has been working in partnership with Kura Aviation since July 2016, providing Airline Jet Transition training to all of Kura's BESTPILOT students.
This new programme has been developed by Kura in partnership with VA, CATS Aviation Training, Tayside Aviation and Ultimate High; all highly regarded specialists in their respective sectors.
For anyone planning to become a commercial airline pilot, whether through a modular or integrated programme, the cost of training is high; and yet there is no guarantee of a job at the end. Recognising this uncertainty, many integrated training providers go beyond the regulated training requirements and incorporate risk reduction measures such as selection, professional development training, employment support and performance guarantees. Whilst these programmes offer a range of very valuable benefits, the cost for many trainee pilots is simply prohibitive. Modular training, which is more affordable and within reach of a more diverse demographic, typically lacks the reassurances offered by the career integrated programmes.
Kura’s Managing Director Isobel Hall said “For many aspiring pilots the high cost of training combined with the uncertainty of employment, means the risk associated with joining the profession is simply too high. That’s not good for the individual or the industry but it is a reality. We believe it is possible to create more opportunity for more individuals to access the profession by driving the cost of training down whilst maintaining risk reduction bene ts and the very high level of quality required by the airlines. The BESTPILOT Modular Pathway achieves this”.
Ben Boness, Chief Commercial Officer at VA, said "We are delighted to be partnering with KURA in offering innovative and high quality training at a more affordable cost than traditional routes. Offering value for money to students and airlines alike, whilst maintaining the highest of standards and quality output is central to our ethos and we are proud to offer this through BESTPILOT".