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How can I train to be a pilot – your top 10 questions answered

Alexandra O'Loughlin14 Jan 2019

Flight training requires skill, dedication and hard work but, once qualified, you can expect excellent career prospects, great pay and opportunities to travel the globe.

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Posted in: aircraft, why be a pilot, atpl training, become a pilot, Flight training FAQ

FTA graduate Steve, reflects on his journey to his role as captain with Loganair

Alexandra O'Loughlin08 Jan 2019

Steve worked at our school as a flight instructor before moving on to a role with the airline. 

He reflects on his early days learning to fly, life working as an instructor before sharing his exciting news about a promotion with his employer, Loganair.

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Posted in: interview, careers, FLIGHT INSTRUCTOR JOB, flight instructor rating, flight instructor, why be a pilot

Top 10 facts about Teruel Airport, Spain

Alexandra O'Loughlin12 Dec 2018

About Teruel

The city and the province of Teruel (te´rwel) are known for its Mudejár art, varied landscapes, jamón (ham), dinosaur remains and the tragic 13th century love story, Los Amantes de Teruel. With a population of 35,000, Teruel is one of the smallest capitals in Spain. 

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Posted in: teruel, pilot training, aragon

What is it like to work as an Instructor? Chief Flight Instructor James explains what motivated him to pursue his career.

Alexandra O'Loughlin12 Dec 2018

For many of our pilots, the desire to pursue a flying career started as a childhood dream and ambition. That’s certainly true of James, our Chief Flight Instructor. James’s flight training ultimately led him down an unexpected path when his instructor suggested that he trained to teach.

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Posted in: CFI, flight instructor rating, flight instructor, instructor

FTA graduate Demetris offers an insight into his journey to becoming a pilot

Charlotte Berrystone26 Nov 2018
Completing our Modular CPL IR course with us just last week, Demetris explains to FTA what made him become a pilot, his journey to where he is and his plans for the future. When he is not studying and training, he is working on his YouTube channel - Great Flyer Aviation which has nearly a quarter of a million followers. He regularly posts videos of his journey and has a massive fan base.
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Posted in: why be a pilot, cadets, modular pilot training, interview

Dan explains how a chance encounter re-determined his career path

Alexandra O'Loughlin21 Nov 2018

Dan’s interest in flight training started in an unusual place – a car boot sale. There he stumbled across a copy of ‘flight sim’ a computer game which focuses on aircraft simulation, and he became hooked. Just as well, because before that chance encounter, he’d always wanted to become a virologist…

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Posted in: interview, diamond fleet, aircraft, flight instructor rating, why be a pilot, cost of pilot training, flight instructor

WIN A FREE INTRODUCTORY FLYING LESSON

Alexandra O'Loughlin07 Nov 2018


We are now back and well recovered from one of the industry's biggest pilot training events - Pilot Careers Live.

This November's event was spread over two days and we spoke to more students than ever before about commercial pilot training.

The event's seminar programme offered a great insight into what pilot training involves, such gaining your class 1 medical, what APS/MCC means and advice from airlines and first officers in the industry.

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Posted in: aircraft, flying lesson, pilot careers live, pilot training

The top 10 questions to ask your future flight school

Alexandra O'Loughlin07 Nov 2018

Researching the best pilot school can be very daunting. You know you want to be a pilot but is it best to study part-time or full time? Where will you find the funds and what school has the best reputation, student satisfaction and success record?

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Posted in: pilot training, finance,, diamond fleet, aircraft

Meet our team of experts at Pilot Careers Live

Charlotte Berrystone05 Oct 2018

The Pilot Careers Live event is held at the Sofitel, Heathrow Terminal 5, in  November and April each year and this one promises to be better than ever as it is extended over two days!

Hundreds of prospective pilots attend the event in a bid to get expert advice from airlines, industry professionals and Europe's most prominent flight schools. 

Friends of FTA get a special rate on their tickets - you need only quote FTA18 when you place your order online: http://bit.ly/2DYXYNU 

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Posted in: pilot careers live, pilot training, cadets, flying, be a pilot, become a pilot, News

The #10 skills and qualities you need to be a good flight instructor

Alexandra O'Loughlin03 Oct 2018

Have you ever been curious about what skills and abilities are required to become a flight instructor? Perhaps you've never given it a second thought, our suggestion is that you should.

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Posted in: careers, flight instructor rating, flight instructor, FLIGHT INSTRUCTOR JOB, flight instructor training, instructor

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