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First-class aviation graduate enjoys a soaring start to working life

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An air transport with commercial pilot training graduate from Buckinghamshire New University is seeing his ambitions soar thanks to a job with a private jet company.


Anthony Day, from Yarm, Cleveland, graduated last September and has landed a job with Hangar8, a private jet aircraft management company based at London Oxford Airport, working in crewing and operations.
The high flyer’s role involves working with the day-to-day operations of the aircraft and allocating aircrew to operate the aircraft.
He has also been promoted to Flight Safety Officer, alongside his role, using safety management systems and overseeing the company’s policies and procedures on safety.
Anthony’s ambition is to eventually fly aircraft as a pilot and he is carrying out further training, including a multi-crew cooperation course and a jet orientation course, both of which are requirements to become a pilot.
On completing his degree, Anthony got on board with his chosen career by gaining further qualifications through the company, CTC Aviation, in Bournemouth, completing a multi-engine instrument rating (ME/IR) and achieving a first-time pass.
Anthony said: “I feel my first few steps in aviation have been fantastically successful over such a short period of time and it’s my day-to-day ambition to always make that next step possible, as soon as possible.
“Everyone dreams of being the best, but I'm determined to be even better.
“I do feel that without my own commitment, dedication and determination to succeed, complimented by the guidance, oversight and support from Bucks New University and its staff, I would have not gained my first-class honours degree and my first-time pass in my flight training.
“My favourite part of the course was undoubtedly doing flight training in Orlando, Florida. I flew over Florida and along the East Coast of the United States. We had perfect weather, perfect friends and I also had probably the most fun I had during my studies.”
The ambitious graduate has maintained his links with Bucks New University and has been assisting the university with open days involving the department of travel & aviation. He has also delivered talks to first-year air transport with commercial pilot training students on what to expect on the course, how to approach training, and other areas to consider on the programme.
Keiron Blay, Hangar8 accountable manager, said: “We are extremely pleased with how Anthony is progressing in the company after such a short time. His work ethic and dedication to duty will undoubtedly help him fulfil his ambitions within the aviation industry.”


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