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Jordan explains how his love of planes as a child lead to becoming a pilot with Ryanair

Charlotte Berrystone21 Jun 2019

 Jordan’s love of flying starting as a child where he was surrounded by the thrill of aeroplanes all around him. Whilst working as a journalist in London, he realised where his heart belonged and did a dramatic career change to become a commercial pilot. Now working at Ryanair, we sat down with him to discuss his journey of a lifetime.

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Posted in: why be a pilot, Flight training FAQ, Cadet Story, interview tips, commercialpilottraining, fatpl

Former FTA Instructor Jerome discusses his journey to becoming a pilot for RyanAir

Charlotte Berrystone14 Jun 2019

Experienced pilot and First Officer Jerome, talks us through his unexpected journey to becoming a First Officer for Ryanair and how he’ll never lose his love for teaching.

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Posted in: Ryanair, flight instructor, why be a pilot, FLIGHT INSTRUCTOR JOB, interview, ryanair pilot

Why work as a flight instructor?

Alexandra O'Loughlin14 Jun 2019

Before our Flight Instructor Pablo went off to pastures new, he agreed to complete quickfire Q&A for us. Pablo was a great asset to the company and really enjoyed his time teaching FTA students. His responses offer great insight into 'why to get into flight instruction'.

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Posted in: become a pilot, be a pilot, instructor, flight instructor

So what should a prospective student at FTA expect when they enrol onto ATPL theory ground school?

Charlotte Berrystone07 Jun 2019

To qualify as a commercial pilot, a prospective pilot will need to have completed both theoretical and aircraft flight training and have passed all the required exams and flying skills tests as laid out by the UK CAA.

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Posted in: be a pilot, atpl, ATPL exams, atpl training, why be a pilot

5 top tips to prepare yourself for becoming a pilot!

Alexandra O'Loughlin04 Jun 2019

 

1. Do your initial aviation research

Before you decide if you want to become a pilot, it is important to research the realities behind this career path. Try to immerse yourself within the aviation world. You can do this by visiting different airfields and airports, and researching the flight schools who provide your desired training programme – most flight schools offer a tour around their campus where you can visit the environment you would be training in and ask any important questions you may have. Try to attend careers shows such as Pilot Careers Live, and subscribe to lots of aviation news blogs; this will help you to stay on top of all the current issues and trends within the world of aviation. You could also book a ‘Trial Flying Lesson’ to experience what it’s really like to be in control of an aircraft.

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Posted in: pilot training, how to become a pilot, learning to fly, FTA, finance, pilot, pilot school

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