EUROAVIA is a voluntary European association founded in 1959 and based in the Netherlands. Currently, the organization consists of 39 local groups from 20 European countries, with over 1,200 members in total. The Aviation Month is an event with tradition, starting back in 2011. The event consists of a series of presentations in the field of aeronautics and several technical visits to “Avram Iancu” International Airport Cluj-Napoca, Romania. During each edition, the presentations are held by members of the association and speakers involved in the aviation field as pilots, cabin crew, air traffic controllers, photographers, instructors, airlines representatives.
Every year, EUROAVIA-The European Association of Aerospace Students is celebrating and organizing during the first two weeks of April the “Aviation month” in Cluj-Napoca (Romania). It was the third time in a row that I was invited as a speaker. This year the organizers brought together many guests and members of the association and students. The subjects of each presentation aimed to promote the cabin crew and air traffic controller jobs, while other special guests were presenting some interesting facts about the aeroclub, the Romanian national airline, an aviation association and civil and military aviation. I thank once again the organizers for the invitation sent this year again and to the young people that attended the event in such great numbers.
As a World-class NG Cabin Crew representative and public figure, I was assigned to present the Cabin Crew job advantages and airlines requirements around the world. After a brief introduction into the cabin crew job, I presented some of best memories I have from the time I was myself a cabin crew, Also we discussed the airline requirements and organized a mini-interview related to cabin crew selection. This way, each participant was asked to answer a typical question that you could be asked during an Open Day selection. Much of the meeting focused on the interview steps and then we formed 6 groups. Each group had to complete a task, choose a leader and present their results. This way everybody realized which are their strong or week points in case they would attend an Open or Assessment Day of cabin crew selection. This is also the purpose of EUROAVIA’s activities: to strengthen
student and aerospace industry linkages, as well as foster cultural exchanges between members. Moreover, the association wishes to be aware of the potential of students to operate in the aviation field through these national reunions, workshops, meetings and symposiums.