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Pilot experiences

From the very start of their careers, pilots are amongst the most regulated and scrutinised professionals in the world. Read how different people approach their Sim and line checks. Common to most people, it’s the fear of criticism and potential failure that is the real cause of anxiety. 

Failing a Sim/Line Test

“I will always be thankful to the individual conducting the meeting for their support, helping clarify the possible options and outcomes but most importantly giving me the necessary confidence to overcome the anxiety caused by the failure.”

Sims and Line Checks


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