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Antonio inspires a generation as he graduates age 54, and secures a job with a European airline

Alexandra O'Loughlin11 Dec 2019
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Posted in: how to become a pilot, learning to fly, pilot, pilot interview

What flight training do I need to complete if I am unable to enrol on an integrated programme?

Alexandra O'Loughlin11 Dec 2019

You can complete your commercial pilot training and achieve a frozen ATPL on a module-by-module basis. We have created a handy timeline to illustrate the training you need to complete, in what order.

The duration depends on you, but generally this route takes around two years to complete full-time. The total cost of completing your training via this route is around £78,000*.

If you have already completed your PPL, Hour Building and ATPL Theory, you may choose to take advantage of our special course price on the MEP, ME IR and ME CPL. If you complete your MEP, ME IR and ME CPL flight phases with us, full time and back to back (in the specified order) you will pay just £26,195. Please contact us for more details. 

 

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Posted in: modular;, modular pilot training

What is it like to work as a ground school instructor?

Alexandra O'Loughlin09 Dec 2019

We interviewed Matt, who has recently joined FTA instructing the ATPL Theory. Popular and enthusiastic Matt has wasted no time in making the role his own. Not long out of university, it could be daunting for a recent graduate to standing in front of a class of 15 or 20 students explaining the principles of flight such as lift augmentation or aerodynamic limitations. Still, he loves it: “I like to know I’m helping others understand and revise the content, it’s a great feeling”. He explains his gratitude for finding a role that enables him to continue with learning and progressing his aviation knowledge. FTA Global reward excellence and sponsor employees to increase their experience and progress with their career. First, he tells about how it all started:

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Posted in: flight instructor, interview, pilot job interviews

The significance of your social media presence

Alexandra O'Loughlin26 Nov 2019
How important is your social media activity and what impact can it have on your career prospects? The experts argue – a lot!
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Posted in: commercial pilot, airline pilot, social media, privacy, pilot job interviews

What is UPRT and do I need to  complete it?

Alexandra O'Loughlin21 Nov 2019

From the end of this year it will become mandatory for student pilots to complete Upset Prevention Recovery Training (UPRT).

The legislation (which comes in to place on 20 December 2019) requires cadets to complete UPRT for single-pilot high-performance complex aeroplanes, single-pilot aeroplanes in multi-pilot operations and multi-pilot aeroplanes.

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FTA Global featured by US publisher, CNBC.com

Alexandra O'Loughlin14 Nov 2019
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Posted in: pilot training cost uk, why be a pilot, careers, interview, fatpl, JOC, APS

Places now available on our June 2020 start date

Alexandra O'Loughlin31 Oct 2019

We are pleased to announce that we now have an additional three spaces available on our June 2020 Integrated Flight Deck Programme.

Our full-time courses get booked up further and further in advance and it is rare to be able to sign up to one of our Flight Deck Programmes less than 12 months in advance.

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Posted in: pilot, start pilot training, be a pilot

Pilot training cheat sheet

Alexandra O'Loughlin29 Oct 2019
Our aim is to help you to make the most informed choice for your pilot training. 
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Posted in: pilot training, how to become a pilot, pilot, be a pilot, atpl, frozen atpl, aviation courses

Sarah explains how and why she became an instructor

Charlotte Berrystone19 Sep 2019

Ibiza DJ - turned commercial pilot Sarah is one of FTA's longest serving employees. Sarah has worked at FTA as an instructor since the beginning where she is popular with all students and staff. She took time from her busy schedule to share her advice for those considering the career.

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Posted in: FTA, become a pilot, instructor, flight instructor, why be a pilot, interview

We are pleased to announce a new blended-learning approach to ATPL Theory

Alexandra O'Loughlin13 Sep 2019

From next year we will deliver ATPL Theory over nine months. The course will be the only residential ATPL Theory programme of its kind in the UK, using two different software packages in addition to the class room-based instruction.

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Posted in: atpl, atpl training, fatpl, atpl theory

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