Last year British people took more flights than ever before, and with air travel increasing there’s now a worldwide shortage of pilots.
This year easyJet, the UK’s biggest airline, launched its largest ever pilot recruitment drive including a focus on encouraging more women to apply for this career where females currently make only three per cent of pilots worldwide.
This two-part primetime series opens the door into the cockpit to follow rookie pilots as they take their first steps from the flight school classroom into the flight simulator, and on to flying large jets with hundreds of passengers on board.
Becoming a pilot involves dedication and determination and the trainees come from every walk of life. But does the reality live up to the dream of flying high?
‘easyJet: Inside the Cockpit’ premiers on ITV on Monday 14th August at 22:00 CEST / 21:00 BST.