Here at FTA, we operate one of the largest and most modern fleets of training aircraft in the UK. One of our most asked question’s is what aircraft do our cadets learn to fly in? Here we give a closer insight into our fleet...
One of our most asked questions during our tour is "what exactly is ATPL Theory?"
Airline Transport Pilot Licence Theory (ATPL Theory) is one of the stages you undertake when completing your Integrated Flight Deck Programme. Both Option A and B contain this. You cannot obtain an ATPL licence without completing the ATPL theory. This is done by successfully passing 14 theoretical exams including Meteorology, Principles of Flight and Navigation.
Why did you train to be a pilot?
After experiencing my first flight in a light aircraft in my late teens, I immediately developed the desire to become a pilot. Nearly twenty years later, after a career in an unrelated field, I decided it was time to follow my dream.
How did you go about choosing a flying school and what aspects were important to you?
I canvassed opinions of pilot friends and on general aviation flying forums. Then I visited the schools in person. I was looking for a school with a modern fleet of aircraft and an excellent reputation in the industry. Secondary considerations were a location that was commuting distance to home and an airfield with instrument approaches.
Congratulations! If you’re reading this blog post you must have obtained your Private Pilot Licence, so well done. Now is your chance to take full advantage of your wonderful achievement and do these 5 fantastic things…
We recently talked to Ryan who is currently in the final stages of his training where he chose Option B of the Integrated Flight Deck Programme. Interestingly, Ryan had not always set out to become a pilot. Having turned down the opportunity to do a PPL when he was younger, Ryan had originally embarked on a degree in the US. Throughout the interview, is clear that Ryan is a very level-headed, committed student with a real passion for flying. As Ryan has elected to complete all his flight training in the UK he is someone you always see studying, revising and flight planning on campus.
Last week, we had an exciting day at FTA when Europe's leading airline, Ryanair came to visit. Ryanair is Europe's number one airline, carrying over 130 million customers each year on more than 2,000 daily flights from 86 bases, connecting 215 destinations in 37 countries. In 2017, Ryanair became the first European airline to have carried over 1 billion customers.
We spoke to integrated student Mark, who will soon complete his pilot training with FTA. Mark came back to pilot training after realising that the time simply wasn't right in 2011 when he first wanted to embark on his dream.
Mark explained to us how timing was crucial and how his burning desire to become a pilot would simply never go away.
As the demand for pilots has rapidly increased, cadets are often questioning ‘what is the likelihood of securing a job after completing your pilot training?’ In addition, after gaining the qualifications and skills desired to land your dream job in the airline industry, one of the most common questions is ‘who is recruiting low hour pilots?
We had a fantastic time attending another successful Pilot Careers Live (PCL) event. The event took place at the Sofitel, Heathrow Terminal 5 and hundreds of prospective pilots visited to get expert advice from industry professionals and Europe's biggest flight schools. Pilot Careers Live offered a varied seminar programme with speakers from the RAF, trainee pilots and EasyJet's Pilot Recruitment Campaign.
It's competition time at FTA
We are teaming up with Europe's leading Pilot shop and flight equipment supplier Transair to give you the chance to win a David Clark H10-13.4 headset worth £335.