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We are pleased to announce a new blended-learning approach to ATPL Theory

Alexandra O'Loughlin13 Sep 2019

From next year we will deliver ATPL Theory over nine months. The course will be the only residential ATPL Theory programme of its kind in the UK, using two different software packages in addition to the class room-based instruction.

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Posted in: atpl, atpl training, fatpl, atpl theory

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

Cadet Stories: Nathan

George Jarvis06 May 2019

We sat down with FTA trainee pilot Nathan after he’d just finished his ATPL exams and discussed his journey to becoming a pilot.

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Posted in: atpl, ATPL exams, atpl training, why be a pilot, interview, student services, Cadet Story, fatpl

How can I train to become a commercial pilot?

Alexandra O'Loughlin01 May 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: Course fees, FTA, PPL, pilot school, flying, Exams, atpl training, pilot trainnig, cost of pilot training, why be a pilot, medical, diamond fleet, Flight training FAQ

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

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

Introduction to ATPL Theory

Charlotte Berrystone12 Jun 2018

One of our most asked questions during our tour is "what exactly is ATPL Theory?"

Airline Transport Pilot Licence Theory (ATPL Theory) is one of the stages you undertake when completing your Integrated Flight Deck Programme. You cannot obtain an ATPL licence without completing the ATPL theory. This is done by successfully passing 14 theoretical exams including Meteorology, Principles of Flight and Navigation.

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Posted in: be a pilot, exam preparation, ATPL exams, atpl training

Taking to the skies - Alessandro Naibo

Alexandra O'Loughlin26 Mar 2018

For many people, the love of aviation starts at a very young age. This could not be more true for FTA Modular graduate Alessandro who, at the age of just 23 years old, has already achieved his dream of becoming a Commercial Pilot. Here we spoke to him about his training and early experiences flying the line for Europe's largest airline, Ryanair:

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Posted in: modular pilot training, atpl training, why be a pilot, Cadet Story

CAA to change ATPL exams

Alexandra O'Loughlin11 Jul 2017

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. 

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Posted in: theory, caa, ATPL exams, atpl training

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