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.
Exam season has just started and we know how stressful this time in your education can be. Whether you are sitting your GCSEs, A'Levels or finals at University, stress is unnecessary and counterproductive to realising your true potential.
In 2016 we commenced new operations out of the beautiful town of Teruel, located in Eastern Spain. A sister campus for our base at Brighton City Airport, Teruel's antiquated features and unique Spanish charm has made it a firm favourite of our students.
We have recently made significant upgrades to our Diamond DA42 Simulator; ensuring that our students get the very most of their training. The upgrades to the DA42 simulator are part of FTA’s continuous investment in the training fleet. Since our inception in 2006, we have increased our holding of Diamond aircraft which, as it currently stands, accounts for around 10% of Diamond’s UK-based aircraft.
Exam study tips:
Are you revising for your exams at the moment - or perhaps thinking about starting? We found a useful infographic with information on how to prepare for your exams. Enjoy!
Technology is constantly evolving and is ever present in even the simplest of tasks that we do on a daily basis. Take, for example, the luxury of being able to travel from London to New Zealand in under 24 hours or being able to FaceTime relatives thousands of miles away. These are all things that would have seemed like nothing more than a delusional fantasy back in the early 1900s, when powered flight was in its infancy.
We recently caught up with FTA Integrated student Taariq Iqbal, who commenced his pilot training with FTA in 2016. Taariq recently completed his ATPL theory exams and is about to commence his commercial pilot training on our Multi-Engine Diamond DA42 aircraft. Here we found out just what inspired Taariq to become a Pilot: