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Assistance with regards to careers in Aviation

Unread post by M_Z3yn » Wed Aug 21, 2019 12:11 pm

Good day All

I trust that you are well.

I would like to enquire as to whether there is anyone who is able to assist with advice regarding prospective career paths within Aviation.

I have worked in the corporate environment for 13 years, from Banking to Retail. I would like to make a shift into the aviation industry and am in need of advise as to what options are available to me that would bring my experience and passion together.

Thank you for taking your time to read this post.

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Zeyn
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Re: Assistance with regards to careers in Aviation

Unread post by M_Z3yn » Mon Aug 26, 2019 11:54 am

Hi

Anyone? Just need to know if there is anyone I can speak too?

Thank you
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Re: Assistance with regards to careers in Aviation

Unread post by Jack Welles » Mon Aug 26, 2019 12:45 pm

Maybe you'd get more of a response if you were a little more specific. There are a gadzillion different jobs you could be doing in aviation, from pilot to mechanic to ops ...
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Re: Assistance with regards to careers in Aviation

Unread post by M_Z3yn » Wed Aug 28, 2019 12:44 pm

Thank you Jack

A summary of my career and qualifications.

I have worked in front office treasury for 8 years, working as a Currency Trader and Portfolio Manager. I have 5 years experience working as a Business, Data and Insights Analyst.

I have a BCom: Statistics degree, Diploma is Business analysis and a Master of Business Administration (MBA).

I also have a Microlight Pilots Licence.

In terms of the different options within aviation, I am not sure which direction to follow. I am wanting to speak to someone who can assist me with taking my qualifications and experience and helping me set a path in the Aviation Industry. Aviation is my passion and I am trying to bring the experience and qualifications , as well as, my passion together.

I am trying to figure out where is the industry would my skills be useful and I would add value.

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Re: Assistance with regards to careers in Aviation

Unread post by Jack Welles » Wed Aug 28, 2019 1:14 pm

You have at least twice said that aviation is your passion. Perhaps it would help if you said what it was about aviation that inspires such passion.

The idea of being a pilot, for example, and winging your way across blue skies (pilot)? Perhaps the way the engines work (mechanic)? The idea that you could convince many people who have never flown to try it out (sales)? Ensuring rosters are adhered to and aircraft are available (ops manager)?

Really it's almost as though you're taking an aptitude test and waiting for the tester to tell you what you're supposed to be good at.

This may seem hard to believe right now but I'm really trying to help you.
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Re: Assistance with regards to careers in Aviation

Unread post by Fransw » Wed Aug 28, 2019 1:47 pm

Zeyn, firstly do not resign your current job! What I would suggest is to get some exposure to all things aviation. This will maybe reminds you of what you want to do. What about completing your ppl partime at a busy flight school. That will expose to many fassets of aviation. Take it slowly and talk to everybody from amo's, admin and instructors. Buy the local aviation mags and read everything. Try to hang around the airfield more often. Look! Absorb!

You're intelligent. It will come to you....Good luck!

Edit: Its facets not fassets! :D
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Re: Assistance with regards to careers in Aviation

Unread post by M_Z3yn » Thu Aug 29, 2019 10:14 am

Thank you to Jack and Fransw for your responses.

I will go through to the airfield and do further investigations into the different aspects within aviation.

@Jack regarding your question, I wanted to be a pilot since I was 5 years old. I matriculated in 2001 and after the attacks in the US, airlines were in a dismal position. SAA stopped their cadet training program at that time. It was the only way I could afford to become a pilot. I went on to get a degree (bursary) and job, got married and divorced, but life moved on. I finally decided to do my Microlight Licence last year. It was affordable to me.

I, ideally, would have loved to be a pilot, I even have of 5000 hours of simulator flying as I joined a virtual airline while I was in high school. The problem is I can't afford a ppl at the moment not even part time. But ideally today, a charter pilot would be something I would consider.

If I could find a company that would allow me to work and sponsor my training that would be awesome. I am 35 years old though, so I don't believe that it would be a possibility.

Other careers within aviation that intrigued me were Air Crash Investigator or the flight operations specialist (I presume this is the title). I am thinking about the people at the airlines that monitor flights and speak to the pilots. A radio licence is required and I have that.


I will investigate further. Look at what I enjoy within the aviation sphere and where I could put my skills to good use.

I just need to find a comprehensive list of jobs within aviation.

Thank you
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Re: Assistance with regards to careers in Aviation

Unread post by Ugly Duckling » Thu Aug 29, 2019 11:03 am

Go to Petiet and chat to Stephan. Have a look at how they build and service the aircraft. With your business background you should be able to see where the $ are going and how the Rands are being spent.
Get your hands dirty if they are willing to let you assist them.
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Re: Assistance with regards to careers in Aviation

Unread post by Ugly Duckling » Thu Aug 29, 2019 11:06 am

May be your dream job
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Re: Assistance with regards to careers in Aviation

Unread post by M_Z3yn » Thu Aug 29, 2019 11:58 am

Thank you so much.

Will speak to Stephan and try and take it from there.

Will look at the post you sent me.

Thank you very much.
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Re: Assistance with regards to careers in Aviation

Unread post by joubertfly » Fri Sep 20, 2019 4:44 pm

Hi Zeyn,
You are more than welcome to give me a call, I will take you to our corporate operation, and show you around, regarding bringing your career and aviation together only you can figure that golden thread out, if it’s passion for aviation as to fly planes then you will be a driver only and many pilots only prefer that , if you want to get involved in management of aircraft where you financial background could come in useful then I suggest to get your licence and look for an aircraft management opportunity most of those jobs are combined pilot and manager as you will have to oversee the entire operation. The aviation world is diverse, don’t quit your day job yet take small but precise steps or else you will loose lots of money very quickly.

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Re: Assistance with regards to careers in Aviation

Unread post by M_Z3yn » Wed Sep 25, 2019 9:12 am

joubertfly wrote:
Fri Sep 20, 2019 4:44 pm
Hi Zeyn,
You are more than welcome to give me a call, I will take you to our corporate operation, and show you around, regarding bringing your career and aviation together only you can figure that golden thread out, if it’s passion for aviation as to fly planes then you will be a driver only and many pilots only prefer that , if you want to get involved in management of aircraft where you financial background could come in useful then I suggest to get your licence and look for an aircraft management opportunity most of those jobs are combined pilot and manager as you will have to oversee the entire operation. The aviation world is diverse, don’t quit your day job yet take small but precise steps or else you will loose lots of money very quickly.

Cheers
Hennie
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Hi Hennie

Thank you for your response.

I will give you a call.

Kind Regards,

Zeyn

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