Justin Ramchurn

Why did you choose to study Aviation Technology with Pilot Studies? 

I decided to study Aviation because it set an excellent foundation for my future career as an airline Pilot. I decided to study this course at Leeds because after visiting other universities offering similar courses I found Leeds offered the whole package. It's a university with an excellent reputation, great facilities and located in a fun, student-friendly city.

What's the best aspect of the course? 

Whilst completing the PPL (Private Pilot's Licence) was definitely a highlight of the course, I personally feel being surrounded by so many like minded course mates has allowed me to make friends with people that I am still working alongside today, two years after graduating.

What activities were you involved in outside of your studies? 

I was involved in the Aviation Society and during my final year, the AvSoc President.

Where are you working?

I am currently completing my Airline Transport Pilot's Licence at Flight Training Europe, Jerez as a Flybe Cadet. Once this is completed in the next few months I should become a First Officer for Flybe on the Bombardier Dash 8 - Q400 or Embraer 195 fleet.

Do you have any advice for prospective students? 

There are so many experiences at university that have helped shape me for my career. However, I feel the most important experience is being involved in the team work orientated projects. Also, the excellent social aspect of the university and finally the knowledge I have gained from lecturers, peers and guest speakers have been invaluable.