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How and why we de-ice aircraft before flying

Charlotte Berrystone07 Feb 2019

With the winter weather hitting hard over the last few weeks, sub-zero temperatures and ice mean that our aircraft have to de-iced before flying. De-icing is the process of removing ice from the aircraft. In order to take off safely, the whole aircraft must remain clear of ice or any other contaminants. 

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Posted in: flying, flight instructor, aircraft, diamond fleet, weather conditions, winter

What is ATPL Theory?

Alexandra O'Loughlin01 Feb 2019

To qualify as a commercial pilot, you need to complete both theoretical and aircraft flight instruction.

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Posted in: atpl, ATPL exams, atpl training

FTA continues to set the standard with new Jet Orientation Course

Alexandra O'Loughlin25 Jan 2019

NEWS RELEASE

We are very excited to announce that with immediate effect, we will upgrade our Multi-Crew Cooperation Course (MCC) to include Jet Orientation (JOC) & Airline Readiness Training.

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Top interview tips for pilots

Alexandra O'Loughlin21 Jan 2019

Congratulations, you’ve got the interview! So, now you need to convince the recruiters that you’re the right person for the job.

In this article, we’ll be providing some top interview tips to help you land that dream job.

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Posted in: learning to fly, flying, why be a pilot, careers, interview, interview tips, airline preparation

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: become a pilot, atpl training, why be a pilot, aircraft, 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: flight instructor, why be a pilot, FLIGHT INSTRUCTOR JOB, flight instructor rating, careers, interview, Cadet Story

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: instructor, flight instructor, flight instructor rating, CFI

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: modular pilot training, cadets, why be a pilot, interview, Cadet Story

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

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

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