Aerotequeros por el mundo
Alejandro Marqués, piloto de Openskies
So what’s your name?
Alejandro Marqués Collado.
What was your promotion at AEROTEC?
I was once a student of AEROTEC’s 49th promotion in Madrid.
Where are you working nowadays?
After going through many different companies I am currently working as a B757 commander at Swiftair, one of the biggest air cargo companies of the country.
Where do you work and live now?
I am fortunate enough to be stationed in Madrid, near my friends and family.
What’s the thing that you liked the most about AEROTEC?
The warmth and expertise of every single AEROTEC instructor. Theoretical teachers, MCC pilots, flight instructors… all of them are top-notch.
What’s the thing that you like the most about your life as a pilot?
The flexibility and variety of opportunities. This is my fourth company and country! Which other professions would give you these chances? I have traveled through half the world, and I will probably end up traveling the other half too!
Which advice would you give to those who want to become a pilot?
Advice, you say? Watch and learn all you can, everything counts! Have an open mind, remember that ours is a universal, worldly profession, one that demands you to be constantly adapting to new knowledge, people, cultures, and circumstances.
Of all the things that you have learned at AEROTEC, which is the thing that was the most useful for you?
Whew, everything! But the MCC is really, really important, guys!