The number of people training to be a pilot is at a 5-year low and yet the industry needs more pilots, technicians, engineers and crew more than ever. The cost of training is high but by no means as exorbitant has the headlines would indicate. Like anything you need to ‘shop around’ to find the right training provider and solution that suits you.
Over 37% of FTA’s October intake (on the Integrated Flight Deck Programmes or FDP) were female. If this were any other academic course that statistics would not be so unusual. But with over 94% of pilot jobs held by men, this number suddenly sounds very exciting!
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The number of people choosing to enter into pilot training is at a 5 year low and you can understand why – the perception that pilot training ‘needs to cost’ £120,000 is eye watering, but most importantly, not true.
The last item has been packed away and finally the lid is closed on another successful Pilot Careers Live (PCL) event.
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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Pablo is currently one of our Flight Instructors, based in Spain. He will soon be off to pastures new and will be sorely missed. However, before he left he agreed to complete quickfire Q&A for us. Pablo's responses offer great insight into 'why to get into flight instruction' and life in Teruel, Spain.
This weekend we will be exhibiting once again at Pilot Careers Live. The event seems to grow year on year and on Saturday 4 November we anticipate more delegates than ever before.
Aer Lingus launches their biggest ever pilot recruitment drive.
- Over 100 pilot positions available in one of Europe’s fastest growing airlines
- Over the next 3 years airline plans to recruit up to 200 pilots
We spoke to integrated student Julie about her journey to becoming a pilot. Julie has recently started training with FTA on Option A of the Integrated Flight Deck Programme.
Within minutes of meeting with her, it’s easy to see why she is training with the flight school today. Julie went solo within 10 hours and has already proven her ability as a strong pilot with great promise.