Thomas Cook pilots; we are offering free guidance and support in the area of airline applications and assessments to both BALPA and non-BALPA members by running free support courses over the next few weeks in the following subjects:

  • CV / Covering Letter Guidance – we don’t use templates which may be recognised by recruiters!
  • Assessment Preparation – Interview and Group Exercise Guidance.

Support centres will be located at Lasham Gliding Society in Hampshire and/or CRM Aviation Europe Ltd in White Waltham. Course availability as follows (max 8 places available on each course):


26th September (Lasham Gliding Society) – Course completed.

27th September (Lasham Gliding Society) – Course completed.

7th October (Lasham Gliding Society) – Course completed.

8th October (Lasham Gliding Society) – Course completed.

21st October (Lasham Gliding Society) – Course FULL.

22nd October (Lasham Gliding Society) – Course FULL.

We aim to release more free support dates soon!



  1. We may be unable to reply to individual requests – please read points 2 – 6 below!
  2. Ensure that you click on both buttons and follow the instructions below – failure to do so may mean that you do not receive this free support.
  3. You will not receive confirmation of your booking – Please don’t worry!
  4. If you cannot select a date to complete your booking at Step 1, the course is full – please check back for further dates.
  5. Please ensure that you bring your Thomas Cook ID or you may be denied training.
  6. We may not be able to respond to every email, but we will be reading all of them.


“Thinking of you all.”

Andrew – Flight Deck Wingman.


Please note that this support is being run completely independently and free of charge – we do not want any donations! Special thanks to CRM Aviation Europe Limited and Lasham Gliding Society for pledging free room hire to support Thomas Cook Pilots.

STEP 1 Indicate Your Availability:

  • Select your date
  • Please ensure that you follow step 2!

STEP 2 Email us with:

  • Your full name in the subject line
  • A brief description of you and your aspirations