As part of Magnetic Group, Magnetic Training offers a broad range of technical training and consulting for aviation personnel. With highly qualified instructors leading all courses, this time Özgür, specializing in A320CEO Type Training, shares all about his experience and what future trainees can expect from the upcoming courses.
What was your career path to becoming an instructor?
Ö: Teaching has been a passion of mine since an early age. For as long as I can remember, I would always find myself reciting something to someone. As for aviation, my career started in mid-2001, and I was active in the field until 2018.
In 2018, I had the opportunity to share my knowledge and experiences with other colleagues at the company where I also worked as a maintenance engineer. Since then, my career has gradually evolved from maintenance engineer to instructor. In fact, this year, I’m celebrating my 22nd year in aviation.
How would you describe your role and work with Magnetic Training?
Ö: As someone who has been in the aviation industry for many years, I care about the role and find it very useful. Having a maintenance engineering background helps me simplify complex topics, bring real examples from my working experience and improve the audience's understanding when explaining issues.
I thoroughly enjoy my collaboration with Magnetic. The managers and colleagues are very kind and knowledgeable, the premises are comfortable, and I believe that a company has a wide range of possibilities for development. Frankly, I feel like part of the family and am happy to hear the same feedback from our trainees.
What are some of the highlights of A320 training?
Ö: Over the years, I have communicated with many participants from many countries all over the world. Therefore, this means a mix of various cultures. My approach emphasizes the importance of communicating with all the participants as colleagues in order to explain multifaceted and technical subjects in a specially-tailored way to them and to the best of my ability. Also, always cultivate active listening and answer their questions patiently.
What is the best part? When the training is over, and trainees have successfully passed their exams, seeing the happiness on everyone's face is the best reward.
Last but not least — do you have any tips for recent graduates?
Ö: It's pretty straightforward. I advise my younger colleagues to do what they do with passion and, of course, to work hard. As someone who has experienced it in my life, I know that nothing is impossible after you've wanted something and worked hard enough for it.