Check what our Training Centre graduates say about their study experience
Miljan Curcic, First Officer
Two years ago after I finished my flight academy in Serbia, I immediately started looking for an opportunity to work in a renowned airline company. I never imagined that in such a short time someone would recognize my efforts and give me a chance to prove myself.
Smartlynx Airlines did it, and by doing so gave me a lifetime opportunity. In the beginning, I was both scared and excited to acquire new knowledge at the Smartlynx ATO. However, during the whole training, type rating instructors and ground instructors were super supportive and highly motivated to transfer all their knowledge and skills to us, their fellow students.
All the personnel from the training department was extremely helpful and professional when it comes to every aspect of the training process. Therefore, I was prepared for what was coming next.
The beginning of my Smartlynx journey was both exciting and challenging for me since I started flying at one of the busiest airspaces in the world, in London. However, working in an environment and a crew such as Smartlynx is, has never been difficult for me. From my first day at work. everyone was supportive and ready to offer me help whenever I needed it. I flew to a number of various destinations during the summer season. During that period, I was lucky enough to be a part of a team which was able to accept all challenges and successfully resolve any possible obstacles. Now, one year later I can say with absolute certainty that my decision to be an ATO student and later member of Smartlynx flight crew, was the best decision I could have ever made.
To all future pilots, I highly recommend Smartlynx ATO programme and I promise them that it would be the best option for them to develop their careers.
Milan Krsmanovic, First Officer
Following a suggestion of a friend, I applied for SmartLynx Type Rating Course in November 2017.During the Course and later on during the Line Training, I came across great instructors who were very skilled and supportive. I got the impression that every Trainee is valued and treated with attention and care. Even after their working hours, they were available and eager to help us reach our goal. Training itself is very demanding, both mentally and physically where stability is extremely important. Thanks to great instructors and Captains, this was all achieved due to their friendly approach and relaxed atmosphere in the flight deck.
I personally see SmartLynx as a great opportunity for professional advancement. It’s vibrant, challenging and offers many options to upgrade your skills. I changed several bases and flew dozens of airports already during the first year of flying. Met all sorts of people, professional, skilled and dedicated, all aiming to make SmartLynx better environment for all of us.
I feel happy and fulfilled, I am eager to grow with SmartLynx as a pilot and as a person. The learning process is hard, it’s still the beginning and I am grateful for all the knowledge and experiences
I see this opportunity that I got as the beginning of a great journey.
Sabrina Delle Castelle, First Officer
I have started the type rating in December 2016 with Smartlynx Training Centre, and I definitely recommend this experience to all pilots who would like to start their career in a professional and family like structure.
Smartlynx Training Centre has a very good and professional training in terms of ground course and simulator with all the necessary support to be successful (classroom, CBT base on a computer, mock-up, simulator, and cantina), it is taught by the most experienced captain instructor in the company.
As the training is based on Airbus syllabus it gives us the most standard SOP's.
Instructors are sharing to students their experiences and their professional skills to help them to pass with success.
The most I have enjoyed: touch and go.
I suggest to all pilots to prepare yourself very well for the type rating by studying the systems. You will have to work hard during the training which is easy if your motivation is strong.
Janis Rudmanis, First Officer
Hello dear pilots! Happy to greet you at Smart Lynx Training Centre!
My name is Janis Rudmanis, I am 34 and I graduated SmartLynx Training Centre Winter 2017. As of my training experience, I must say that I really enjoyed A320 Type Rating course.
Ground school and simulator sessions went as planned, performed by experienced training captains sharing their valuable knowledge and experience with us. In my opinion, the key in every school is asking questions and willingness to know more than required by tests. Don’t be afraid clarifying details which other students seem to understand already, it is important for you and your instructor to be “on the same page”.
Every minute in a simulator is priceless training and will be used for improving flying techniques and skills, so theoretical knowledge for every session should be already prepared and then practically mastered with the instructor and your partner.
And then, after successful training, everyone is eager to finally go flying and can’t wait for the base training, on a real Airbus A320.
Enjoy the training time and go flying.
Irina Talajeva, First Officer
I completed training at SmartLynx Training Centre in 2012.
Professional approach, highly experienced instructors, friendly attitude towards students combined with career opportunities for successful students were the main reasons to choose SmartLynx ATO.
Valuable knowledge and skills gained during training process helped me to join SmartLynx Airlines as FO in 2012. Addiction to aviation, self-motivation, ability, and willingness to learn, as well as the true desire to have a professional pilot career, are the key factors of successful training completion and further career.
Grzegorz Ryszard Brozynski, First Officer
I have successfully completed my training with SmartLynx Training Centre February 2016.
My experience with SmartLynx Training Centre was very satisfying all the way through various stages of the training, checking and examination. Everything was as promised or better.
The SIM sessions were challenging and enjoyable at the same time as everyday we had new topics and emergency simulations to cover.
Working and studying with a SIM partner allowed me to better understand the CRM aspect that is so important in multi-crew operations.
There's a lot to cover in short time so bring along positive attitude, willingness to learn and motivation to improve.