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 second time I was invited as a speaker. As last year I couldn’t attend the event, this time I made sure I will be present among the students and the members of the association.
As a World-class NG Cabin Crew representative, I was assigned to present the “Cabin Crew – Around the world at your workplace”. After a brief introduction into the cabin crew job history and airline types, I made sure I explained in details the benefits of such a job and the airlines’ requirements worldwide. Much of the presentation focused on the requirements of airlines and the importance of safety on board the aircraft, insisting on subjects like flight briefing, crew duties before and after take-off, how to select an Able Body Passenger and the usage of documents received from the ground staff. The second part of the presentation was all about cabin crew grooming, customer service expectations and cabin crew lifestyle.
EUROAVIA is a voluntary European association founded in 1959 and based in Netherlands. Currently, the organization consists of 39 local groups from 20 European countries, with over 1,200 members in total. The purpose of EUROAVIA’s activities is 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 aerospace field. The members of the association regularly organize international reunions, workshops, and symposiums and meet regularly at both general meetings and the annual workshop.
The Aviation Month is an event with tradition, starting back in 2011. The event consists of a series of six presentations in the field of aeronautics and several technical visits to “Avram Iancu” International Airport Cluj-Napoca. During each edition, the presentations are hold by members of the association and speakers involved in the aviation field as pilots, cabin crew, air traffic controllers, photographers, instructors, airlines representatives. This year the organizers brought together many guests, 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 the Aviation History, 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 those present at the event as they came in such great numbers and I look forward to the next year’s event.
*Photos by George Marius Popovici and Nicoleta Gherman