Another student currently taking advantage of the fantastic facilities at our Satellite Campus in Teruel is Yousaf Nasar. Along with Aman, Yousaf has also recently completed his first Progress Test and is well on his way to completing the third phase of his training, before coming back to Brighton City Airport to complete his ATPL Theory exams. We spent some time with Yousaf to talk about his training so far:
Fresh from completing his first Progress Test at our Satellite Campus in Teruel, Spain, we spoke to our student Aman Khanal about his journey so far and what is next in store for his training:
It’s been 18 months since we first released our statistical analysis on the throughput of cadets. Here we revisit the latest statistics released by the CAA and question how the numbers stack up.
I joined the air cadets at aged 13. You get to fly about once a year and that was my first experience of flying.
Look to pilot training for an exciting alternative to university…
If you’ve not got the A’Level results you expected then please do not be despondent. Maybe there is an alternative to university you've just not considered yet?
The path to university is likely to be one you’ve considered since completing your GCSEs, and it can be an exciting adventure. The downside is, of course, the cost and the competitive graduate job market.
Pilot training could be the alternative you perhaps never considered. You don’t need to be an expert in aeronautics, an air cadet or have a degree in Mathematics. The pathway to becoming a commercial pilot has never been more straightforward. So before you head into the stress and panic that characterises ‘clearing’ perhaps take a step back and consider a completely different option.
The entry requirements for pilot training at FTA are as follows:
- 5 GCSEs (including Maths and English)
- 2 A’Levels (preferred but not required)
- be aged 18 or above
- Possess an EASA class 1 medical certificate
We spoke to FTA Operations Supervisor Dan as he prepares to take his ATPL Theory exams, about his childhood ambition to become a pilot and what steps he has taken towards turning his dreams into a reality.
We recently caught up with former student and FTA instructor Steve Pearson about his transition from teaching to flying on the line for Scotland's leading regional airline, Loganair:
The CAA has announced earlier this year that the 14 theoretical knowledge exams, required in order to attain a commercial licence will be changing soon.
A question we often get asked is: "What is the maximum age to start my pilot training?"
The simple answer is: there isn’t one. Pilot roles within the aviation industry are endless.
We speak to lots of A’Level students who are undecided about whether to pursue their dream of becoming a pilot. So often we hear that they are pondering whether they should go to university and study towards a degree ‘just in case’ they need something to fall back on.