Pre & Onboarding Experiences

Ryanair’s Onboarding & Training Process for Pilots:
How to be prepared, when you have 200 passengers behind you.

Juan Pérez, Ryanair Pilot

Pre & Onboarding Quotes

When I went on the first day, there were still a lot of new things to learn, but I felt ready. You have to, when you have 200 passengers behind you.


—Juan Pérez, Commercial Pilot at Ryanair DAC.

Juan Pérez is a Commercial Pilot (First Officer) at Ryanair DAC, Europe’s favourite airline. He has been working at Ryanair for over 3 years and has been working in the aviation industry before he started being a pilot. 

The initial part of training during the onboarding process can mean a make or break for pilots and their job.

 

Juan’s Beginnings as a Pilot

“At the beginning, I was very excited because it was something I’ve always wanted to do (becoming a pilot), and it was my first job as a pilot. It was a very big step in my career.”

Pre & Onboarding Experiences

I previously worked in aviation, so it was not a new world but I was still really eager to learn and enthusiastic about starting my job.


—Juan Perez, Commercial Pilot at Ryanair DAC.

Onboarding and Training

 

It was a bit challenging. Initially, I had to move to the Netherlands and there were a lot of changes but it was more excitement I felt than worry.

At the very beginning, the initial part of the training is extremely important in our job. We have 3-month training in order to be able to fly a particular model of plane. It’s a long process and we went through a lot of training and onboarding. So when I went on the first day, there still were a lot of new things for me to learn, but I felt ready. You have to when you have 200 passengers behind you. 

In Juan’s Own Words

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