„Ladies and gentlemen, this is your First Officer speaking”
Welcome to the journey of a short-haul SWISS pilot. About me: My name is Pierre, I’m 24 years old and live in the airport town of Kloten. I’ve been employed as a “Jumbolino” (Jumbolino stands for our Avro RJ100 fleet) pilot and am stationed in Zurich.
I was born and raised in Speyer in Germany, and have been living in Switzerland for the past 3 years. My career started around 6 years ago, and was marked by a couple of detours. Starting out as an employee at a fast food restaurant, I moved on to delivering packages, and finally worked as an air traffic controller.
This was followed by perhaps the most defining moment in my life: getting trained to become a commercial aircraft pilot. That’s a highly condensed summary of my professional background. In reality, however, it was a long and tedious journey until I reached the cockpit, which I will be telling you more about in September.
I’d like to invite you to accompany me on my daily journey as a pilot. I will be giving you insights into areas you not have access to as a passenger. But I don’t want to reveal too much yet. Just let yourself be surprised.
Are you curious about finding out more? Then all that’s left to say is: Welcome onboard! Have a great flight!