A day in the life

Follow these industry professionals as they take their journey in the aviation industry

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Airside Elliot


Elliot Mason brings you the latest behind the scenes access to some of the worlds busiest airports. With reviews, interviews and stunning photography.

I have always had a passion for aviation from a young age. I remember always watching TV shows such as Airport and Airline and thinking to myself that I would love to work in this industry. I took my first job in aviation back in 2012 as a passenger service and security agent at London Southend airport, the airport is very small so it gave me lots of experience in working different roles. I would often shadow different departments within the airport and worked there for around 3 years, before moving onto bigger and better things.

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Pilot Georgina

Trainee Pilot

I’m currently working towards my Commercial Pilots License at Aviation South West, based at Exeter Airport. I hope to be a qualified First Officer by Spring 2020, of course greatly dependent on the great British weather! I caught the flying bug as a young child as my father was a highly experienced training Captain for Virgin Atlantic so aviation is all I’ve ever known!

I’m a true Devon girl at heart and outside of flying you’ll most likely find me either horse riding, at the beach, on Dartmoor with my parent’s dogs Tessa and Darcy or spending time with my friends. I also enjoy my health and fitness with Spin, Body Pump and more recently Yoga style classes being my go-to after a long day!

I love nothing more than being outdoors and have a taste for adventure! I consider myself to be a creative person and I am passionate about interior design and the arts. I hope you enjoy sharing my journey through this blog and I only hope that it will inspire other budding pilots to fulfill their aviation dream. Georgina x

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Chris Lomas

Trainee Pilot

My name is Chris Lomas. I’m on a journey from social media marketing manager to airline pilot, and I want to share it with you.

To ask me a question or inquire about partnership opportunities, contact me by email.

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Pilot Ellie

Graduate Pilot

Becoming a commercial airline pilot takes time, unrelenting dedication, determination and passion for flight.

Ellie Bateman has all of the above in abundance.

Born in Aberdeen, Scotland, and raised in Lancashire, England, Ellie’s love for aviation and travel began to surface from an early age. Over the years, her innate passion flourished and strengthened each time she traveled with her family. Ellie focused on her studies throughout GCSEs and A-Levels, moving ever closer to her dream of becoming a pilot.

Today, Ellie is a student pilot with CAE, a global leader in training for civil aviation, and other industries. She’s based at CAE Oxford and is well on her way to transitioning from classroom to cockpit as a commercial pilot.

Read her blog posts here

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