Michael Worley

When did you know you wanted to be an airline pilot?

When I first experienced flight 3 years ago, I knew that had to pursue the dream of becoming an airline pilot

When and where did you first learn to fly?

I started my PPL in a Royal Air Force flying club at RAF Kinloss in northern Scotland. I had my first flight just over 3 years ago.


What are you looking forward to the most about being an airline pilot?

I am looking forward to getting to do my dream job every day. Looking forward to the responsibility of flying a powerful multi-million-pound aircraft across Europe.

What challenges did you overcome on your journey to becoming an airline pilot?

One of the toughest challenges was to overcome the financial barriers. It was also tough having to prioritise my studies over my family and friends. But it has all been worth it.


What advice would you give yourself at the start of your airline journey if you could?

No matter how tough it gets just keep persevering. There will be times when you want to give up but keep working. It’s definitely worth it in the end.


If you weren’t an airline pilot what would you be?

Before I started the journey to become a pilot, I was an aircraft engineer. Now that I’ve flown, I couldn’t do another job.


When did you land your first airline job?

On the 30th May, 2019, shortly after completing my APS MCC at VA.


What aircraft will you be flying for your airline?

Dash8 Q400 for Flybe.


For those thinking about becoming an airline pilot, would you recommend it, and why?

I would definitely recommend becoming an airline pilot. I don’t believe there is a better office in the world. The feeling of flight and getting to do that everyday is unmatched.