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Oct 7, 2014

Mainair Student Flying High With Flybe

Former Mainair student and City Airport employee Adam Walker has proved he is made of the right stuff after recently landing his dream career with UK airline Flybe as a pilot.














Adam during his Q400 type rating course

Adam started his training with Mainair in 2008 whilst studying for his A-Levels at Audenshaw Sixth Form. After completing his first solo flight in May 2008, he went on to pass his GST and gained his NPPL(M) soon after.

His ambition spurred him on and after gaining his A-Levels he enrolled at the University of Leeds studying a BSc in Aviation Technology and Pilot Studies. Not long after starting his course he was offered a place on the Flybe part-sponsored cadetship at FTE Jerez in Spain and started his training shortly afterwards.










Adam shortly after landing at Manchester Airport

More than 18 months of intense training later, Adam returned home from Spain with a fATPL and was ready to take his place in the cockpit at Flybe. After a short break, a type rating course followed and in the summer of 2014 he took his place in the right hand seat of the Q400 to start his flying career from Edinburgh Airport flying routes all around the UK and Europe.









The type rating course involved numerous visual circuits which Adam used to do in our Ikarus aircraft!

From all of the team at Mainair, well done Adam and we wish you all the best in your future career.