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Jakub Pulawski

When did you know you wanted to be an airline pilot?

As a little child, after I flew on a airliner while going on holiday.

When and where did you first learn to fly?

In Ostrowski Aeroclub when I was 16. Since then I’ve flew more then 1300 hours on gliders, participating in many competitions around the world.

 

What is your favourite thing about being an airline pilot?

That you are paid for something that you love to do and that this job develops many different skills which are also useful in everyday life.

 

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What challenges did you overcome on your journey to becoming an airline pilot?

Commercial Pilot training requires a lot of money and patience. Those were the biggest challenges for me.

 

What advice would you give yourself at the start of your airline journey if you could?

Don’t be stressed and remain calm during the whole thing. you will succeed in getting your dream job and the whole ‘stress before exams’ is unnecessary.

 

If you weren’t an airline pilot what would you be?

I would run my own small business or work in marketing.

 

When did you land your first airline job?

Four months ago with Ryanair!

 

What aircraft are you currently flying for your airline?

The best one, Boeing 737.

 

For those thinking about becoming an airline pilot, would you recommend it, and why?

It’s simply living a dream. If you ever wanted to become a pilot you should definitely start you training as soon as possible.