My path at the Aeroclub Varese began as soon as I finished my studies at the Varese Aeronautical Institute, obtaining my private pilot’s licence (PPL).
A few years working as a teacher and theoretical instructor gave me the economic opportunity to start the ATPL course. To reconcile work and study, I chose the modular ‘Distance Learning’ course. This course provided me with the opportunity to carry out part of the theory at home, via a multimedia platform, and a part in the classroom with a dedicated lecturer to explore more complex concepts.
This choice was fundamental in order to be able to balance work and ATPL training. Before finishing the ENAC theoretical exams, which took place in three sessions, I completed the “Hour Building” activity in order to be able to start the flight missions.
The Practical Training began with the Instrument and Multi-Engine qualification to then access the MCC and UPRT modules. The course ended with the achievement of the Commercial Licence.
It was a very challenging path, certainly reconciling studying at home after a day’s work was not easy, but I must say that a good theoretical/practical planning was definitely the key to make these moments easier.
Aeroclub Varese has been a real second home for me. In some periods I spent more time there than anywhere else. With their experience and passion, the theoretical and practical instructors I met were able to guarantee me a professional and serene course at the same time. An attentive and well-prepared secretariat never leaves the student alone. The varied and well-maintained fleet made my experience stimulating and safe.
These above are some of the qualities I attribute to my choice to fly with Aeroclub Varese.
After finishing my licence in May, I applied for selections as a pilot with Ryanair. After passing the selections, I started the training course to obtain the Boeing 737 pilot’s licence and today I am overjoyed to have realised my lifelong dream.