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Published on July 12th, 2020 | by Mark Dwyer

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Resilient Pilot Announce Partnership With Aviation Insider

Airline simulator and training specialists, Aviation Insider have selected Resilient Pilot to provide their free pilot mentoring service. In a new collaborative partnership established between the two organisations, Aviation Insider will also offer a 10% discount on all their online training store products for Resilient Pilot subscribers.

Resilient Pilot was launched in May of this year in response to the impact of COVID-19 on pilot jobs and, in turn, pilot wellbeing. The volunteer-run service provides free mentoring and peer support for the pilot community, hosts regular free webinars; and is soon to launch a free, comprehensive on-line resource library.

Aviation Insider has grown substantially since acquiring simulator and interview specialists, V1Aviation in 2017. The company merged all content and services and is now an established platform for information, services and products for airline pilots; most of which are free.

Resilient Pilot’s support is available to all pilots, regardless of their current situation; whether furloughed, employed, recently graduated or still in training, as well as aspiring pilots who are yet to start their journey to the flight deck.

In announcing the partnership, Karen Bath, Co-founder of Resilient Pilot said “The recent airline redundancy announcements are unsettling for all our community. Clearly those who have been displaced have already been directly impacted. However, our concern is not just for those pilots, but also those still in employment but unsure of their future job security: The ongoing threat of redundancy and job loss is sadly very real right now.  Our mentors are available to provide a listening ear and signpost resources that all pilots – including aspiring pilots – will find helpful at this time. In working with Aviation Insider, we are able to ensure that even more pilots become aware of Resilient Pilot’s free support services.”

Aviation Insider, Gary Saul added “Aviation Insider aims to provide a comprehensive package to help pilots throughout their career. An area that is often given insufficient attention is pilot wellbeing, but in the current situation it is vital that pilots have an independent, confidential point of contact to talk to. Resilient Pilot’s volunteer mentor team provide a fantastic service to our community and we are delighted to be collaborating with them in this way. We encourage all pilots to make time for themselves; there is no stigma to maintaining your wellbeing and approaching a mentor doesn’t mean you have a wellbeing concern. Working with a mentor is a constructive move to ensure you maintain positive engagement during a period that is challenging us all beyond our expectations.”

“Our goal is to help pilots maintain a realistic but positive perspective on the current situation” adds Stuart Beech, Co-founder of Resilient Pilot: “A number of groups have been established to keep pilots connected, but sadly most have become very negative environments. As an independent organisation, we are working with many organisations – including those who normally compete with each other – to provide and signpost tools to help pilots remain focussed. Having a positive mindset isn’t always instinctive, so we are providing an opportunity for pilots to make a proactive move to help themselves.”

Resilient Pilot hosts regular free webinars for the pilot community on a variety of topics. Aviation Insider will be guest presenters on Wednesday 12th August and will be offering tips and advice on ‘Revalidating your licence for free’. Webinar places are limited and must be pre-booked via the ‘Resilient Pilot ‘website www.resilientpilot.com  

To benefit from the 10% discount with Aviation Insider, and connect with a ‘Resilient Pilot’ mentor for free, visit www.resilientpilot.com or www.aviationinsider.co.uk

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Mark Dwyer

Mark is an airline pilot flying the Boeing 737 for a major European airline. In addition he is also a Type Rating Instructor, Type Rating Examiner and Base Training Captain on the B737. Outside of commercial flying Mark enjoys flying light aircraft from the smallest 3 Axis microlights up to heavier singles. He is also an instructor and EASA Examiner on single engines and a UK CAA Examiner. He flies the Chipmunk for the Irish Historic Flight Foundation (IHFF). Mark became the Chairman of the National Microlight Association of Ireland (NMAI) in 2013 and has overseen a massive growth in the organisation. In this role he has worked at local and national levels. In 2015, Mark won ‘Upcoming Aviation Professional Award’ at the Aviation Industry Awards sponsored by the IAA. Mark launched this website back in 2002 while always managing the website, he has also been Editor and Deputy Editor of FlyingInIreland Magazine from 2005 to 2015.



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