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Andrew Korol

Career :

Training Captain (Conquest Fleet)

Age:

26

Qualifications
  • Commercial Pilot’s License (CPL), Multi Engine Instrument Rating (MEIR)

  • Bachelor Mechanical Engineering (Honours)

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Bio:

Flying for Skippers Aviation operating out of their Broome base, Andrew conducts a mix of private charters, inmate transfer and also a regular public transport operation to Fitzroy Crossing and Halls Creek. His favourite aspects of the job include flying at night to remote locations and the air conditioning system the conquest has!

Also a qualified Mechanical Engineer, he decided after 2 years the profession and FIFO lifestyle didn’t quite suit him before career swapping to aviation.

In his spare time he plays cricket and AFL in the local Broome competition, enjoys spearfishing, diving, wakeboard, camping, and long distance running. The community in Broome is very social and welcoming as the town is somewhat transient making it an ideal place to gain experience as a young pilot.

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This podcast is coming soon, feel free to ask me a question in the meantime.

This episode features 25-year-old recently graduated Commercial Pilot - Andrew Korol, who works for the Geraldton Air Charter where he flies holidaymakers, workers and runs aerial tours in some of the most challenging flying conditions in the country.


Top Questions for Pilot:

  • 1:53 – Why become a Commercial Pilot?

  • 4:43 – Where did you go to flight school? And what are all the different options you considered and were available to become a pilot?

  • 10:21 – How long did it take to get where you are today as a pilot?

  • 12:15 What other job options did you consider

  • 13:39 – Did you have a source of income (or part-time job) when studying flight school?

  • 15:59 – Did you have a back-up option?

  • 17:33 – How do you cope with the work hours or work life balance? (Both mental and physical aspects).

  • 19:16 – How do you deal with stressful situations when you’re on the job?

  • 20:27 – Do you have time to see your family and spend time with them?

  • 22:51 – What can you do now to prepare for flight school and becoming a pilot? What are tips to do well in the application and interview process?

  • 28:13 – Andrew’s final words of advice to anyone who wants to pursuit the pathway to become a Pilot.

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