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Places now available on our June 2020 start date

Alexandra O'Loughlin31 Oct 2019

We are pleased to announce that we now have an additional three spaces available on our June 2020 Integrated Flight Deck Programme.

Our full-time courses get booked up further and further in advance and it is rare to be able to sign up to one of our Flight Deck Programmes less than 12 months in advance.

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Pilot training cheat sheet

Alexandra O'Loughlin29 Oct 2019
Our aim is to help you to make the most informed choice for your pilot training. 
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Posted in: pilot training, how to become a pilot, pilot, be a pilot, atpl, frozen atpl, aviation courses

Why work as a flight instructor?

Alexandra O'Loughlin14 Jun 2019

Before our Flight Instructor Pablo went off to pastures new, he agreed to complete quickfire Q&A for us. Pablo was a great asset to the company and really enjoyed his time teaching FTA students. His responses offer great insight into 'why to get into flight instruction'.

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Posted in: become a pilot, be a pilot, instructor, flight instructor

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

Pilot Careers Live - April 2019 proves fantastic success

Charlotte Berrystone12 Apr 2019

We had a very successful time attending Pilot Careers live. The event took place in the Sofitel Hotel at London Heathrow. 

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Posted in: LEARN TO FLY, be a pilot, pilot careers live, pcl

International Women's Day 2019

Charlotte Berrystone08 Mar 2019

Today we are celebrating the significance of International Women's Day.

Established in 1911, this day is a focal point for the movement of women's rights. Just as we will celebrate the achievement of men on 19th November, today we are taking time to celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women and most notably, pilots. 

the first women in aviation 

Amelia Earhart is probably the most well known women in aviation history, however there have been many other pioneers. The first woman to pilot a heavier than air craft was a french sculptor and aviator, called Therese Peltier (in 1908), and just two years later, Baroness Raymonde de Laroche was the first woman to be granted her pilot's licence. However it was 62 years before Yvonne Pope (who started out as a flight attendant) became the first woman to fly a commercial jet.

Last year marked the centennial anniversary of the First World War and a significant moment in the history of transport. You can view a timeline of 100 years of women in transport and its impact here: www.wes.org.uk

However our focus today is on the present, and our female pilots who have overcome their own challenges, and inspire us and other aviation enthusiasts.

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Posted in: be a pilot, women in aviation, female pilots, why be a pilot

Meet our team of experts at Pilot Careers Live

Charlotte Berrystone05 Oct 2018

The Pilot Careers Live event is held at the Sofitel, Heathrow Terminal 5, in  November and April each year and this one promises to be better than ever as it is extended over two days!

Hundreds of prospective pilots attend the event in a bid to get expert advice from airlines, industry professionals and Europe's most prominent flight schools. 

Friends of FTA get a special rate on their tickets - you need only quote FTA18 when you place your order online: http://bit.ly/2DYXYNU 

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Posted in: News, become a pilot, be a pilot, flying, pilot careers live, pilot training, cadets

University - is it really for you?

Alexandra O'Loughlin16 Aug 2018

Why not swap a class room and 3-4 year course, for flying lessons and just 18 months of study?

Is flight training the alternative to university you've not yet considered?

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Posted in: Insider, university, Pilot jobs, INTEGRATED COURSE, be a pilot, CLEARING

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

Ryan explains his change of heart journey into becoming a pilot at FTA

Charlotte Berrystone23 May 2018

We recently talked to Ryan who is currently in the final stages of his training where he chose Option B of the Integrated Flight Deck Programme. Interestingly, Ryan had not always set out to become a pilot. Having turned down the opportunity to do a PPL when he was younger, Ryan had originally embarked on a degree in the US. Throughout the interview, is clear that Ryan is a very level-headed, committed student with a real passion for flying. As Ryan has elected to complete all his flight training in the UK he is someone you always see studying, revising and flight planning on campus.

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Posted in: become a pilot, LEARN TO FLY, INTEGRATED COURSE, be a pilot, flying, exam preparation, pilot training cost uk, cadet, Cadet Story

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