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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

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

Cadet stories: Taariq

Alexandra O'Loughlin10 Mar 2017

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:

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Posted in: FTA, become a pilot, be a pilot, flying, atpl, Cadet Story

Aviation Jargon

Alexandra O'Loughlin06 Feb 2017

Aviation, like so many other industries, has its own use of jargon. These are words that are designed to be specific to people within the chosen industry or field they operate within. It can be easy for aviation enthusiasts to forget that terms such as an ‘ILS’ or ‘Waypoint’ are not common place to those outside of aviation. Below we have decrypted some of the jargon we use for a bit of fun and to widen people’s knowledge over the different terminology that has become second nature to us:

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Posted in: Insider, learning to fly, FTA, News, airlines, be a pilot, atpl

Advice and tips for completing your ATPL Theory

Alexandra O'Loughlin23 Dec 2016

We hear so often how students are put off completing their ATPL theory or dread the seemingly insurmountable amount of work it entails.

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Posted in: pilot training, News, pilot school, atpl

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