The exciting first days of an Australian pilot Cadetship.

With initial applications submitted in May last year followed by almost six months of testing, interviews and a good two months of waiting for our start date, the Virgin Australia Pilot Cadetship for 2019 - Group VA5 - has finally begun.

Goodbye for now, Metropolitan Caloundra SLSC.

Yesterday I had my last rostered patrol at Metropolitan Caloundra Surf Lifesaving Club before I head off for Adelaide in January. It was a surprisingly eventful one, including about 50 blue bottle stings, all of varying levels of severity, a broken IRB (Inflatable Rescue Boat) engine in the middle of 2.5 metre surf, a couple... Continue Reading →

Female cadet pilot challenges the iCommentators of Australian aviation social media.

Who are they to decide whether we deserve to be in the career of our dreams? I recently attended a Women in Aviation/Aerospace Australia Networking evening. The night was centralised around a panel discussion led by a variety of influential female industry leaders. There were about a hundred people at the event. To be honest,... Continue Reading →

I was told to take a seven month holiday I had no idea how to do that.

When I was told I had been allocated to the July intake of the cadetship it honestly took a while to process that I was essentially being told to take a seven month holiday. I really didn't know what that meant. Coming to terms with it, I applied for a job on Hamilton Island and... Continue Reading →

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