Don't pay over the odds for your pilot training 

FTA believe in delivering high quality pilot training and student satisfaction. We feel that extortionate training fees are unjustified and do everything we can to make our pilot training as accessible as possible.

FTA offer both modular and integrated courses. With modular training you can 'pay as you fly', saving/ working between phases, and with integrated training you can manage the payments across twelve monthly instalments. The path you choose for completing your commercial pilot training is down to you and your circumstances.

Out Integrated Flight Deck Programmes allow you to complete your training in as little as 14 months and you do not need a degree or entry assessment to apply. 

We have two integrated flight deck programmes (known as Option A, and Option B), which take you from zero flying hours and experience to frozen-ATPL in as little as 14-16 months. Option A is proving particularly popular, with the majority of students completing the first solo flight in 10 hours.

Integrated Flight Deck ProgrammeOption A

Option A is based primarily in the UK with around 3 months spent in Teruel, Spain (completing flight phases 1-3). The complete course costs £63,950, which is payable over 12 months.

The benefits of training in Teruel

Teruel is located close to the coastal city of Valencia where the sunny climate offers the perfect weather for cadets in the elementary phases of flying.

Comparative savings of the airport and our training aircraft, the Piper PA28 means we can pass savings on to students.

Students can expect to fly 5 days a week, consistently for 3 months, which can mean a faster route to completion over the UK-based flight deck programme.

You will start your basic theory at our base at Brighton City Airport in the UK. Once complete, you will transfer to Spain and complete your 80 hours of flying instruction.

Training in Spain not only saves you money but also time. The structure of the course means you could go from zero flying experience to a frozen Air Transport Pilot Licence (ATPL) in as little as 14 months.

Integrated Flight Deck Programme: Option B

This option costs £77,950 and all training is completed at our main campus at Brighton City Airport.

The benefits of completing 100% of your pilot training in the UK

The UK is recognised for generating excellent pilots. Around 25% of the pilots that qualified in 2015, in Europe, were trained in the UK. It is the variable weather conditions and congested air space that create the perfect training conditions. Brighton City Airport is one of the busiest airports in the UK (in terms of movements). We have our own Fire and Operations teams, Air Traffic Control Tower, and aircraft maintenance company.

Not only will you be taught by professional, experienced instructors, but you will learn in a supportive and friendly environment which places you at the heart of all its activities.

Whether you choose the UK-based course, or elect for flight training in Spain, at FTA you will be trained to become the best pilot you can be.

At FTA we understand that everyone is different. Whilst we ensure standardisation in our teaching, we recognise that students learn in different ways and we work hard to accommodate that

Both options require the same entry requirements and offer the same, high-quality instruction and facilities. 

What do the course fees include?

Our Integrated Flight Deck Programmes offer tremendous value for money and include the following:

  • All aircraft, simulator and instructor hours
  • Fuel
  • Airport fees
  • Manuals, books and charts
  • Uniform (excluding shoes)
  • Electronic identification card
  • Civil Aviation Authority theory and flight test fees
  • Aircraft hire for tests
  • CV preparation & interview workshop

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To book a tour, enrol, or request more information, please contact us / +44 (0) 1273 455177

Career Opportunities

At FTA we recognise that airline links are an important consideration for potential cadets. Our focus is to make you the best pilot you can be and ensure that you get the very most of your experience at FTA. We provide CV preparation and interview support to help you prepare the job application process.

We also work with partner organisations who deliver indepth training and preparation for airline roles.

Click here for more information about the airline preparation courses available. 

Modular courses

If intensive training is simply not feasible then you can complete each module of your pilot training one stage at a time. We offer all stages of the commercial pilot training on a modular basis and we offer excellent value, especially when you complete the MEP, IR and ME CPL back to back (and in that order). This three course package costs £24,950 and enrolment is possible throughout the year.Click here for all our modular courses start dates. 


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