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

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, INTEGRATED COURSE, Pilot jobs, 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. Both Option A and B contain this. 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: atpl training, ATPL exams, exam preparation, be a pilot

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

WIN A DAVID CLARK H10-13.4 HEADSET WORTH £335

Alexandra O'Loughlin11 Apr 2018

It's competition time at FTA

We are teaming up with Europe's leading Pilot shop and flight equipment supplier Transair to give you the chance to win a David Clark H10-13.4 headset worth £335.

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Posted in: be a pilot, become a pilot, FTA Competition

Bucks visit to Fta 

Charlotte Berrystone08 Mar 2018

We had a very busy Wednesday this week with a visit from students of Bucks University. FTA forged a partnership with the university in 2014, which has successfully grown over the years. In the last 4 years we have welcomed a number of Bucks University students who have gone on to complete their modular training, at various stages within our flight school. 

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Posted in: why be a pilot, cadet, be a pilot, News, pilot school

Why work as a flight instructor?

Alexandra O'Loughlin24 Jan 2018

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

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

Top 10 interesting facts about aviation

Charlotte Berrystone11 Nov 2017

1. The world’s busiest commercial airport 

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Posted in: FTA, airlines, women in aviation, be a pilot, News, pilot

Aer Lingus has asked us to spread this exciting news about their biggest ever pilot recruitment drive...

Alexandra O'Loughlin20 Oct 2017

Aer Lingus launches their biggest ever pilot recruitment drive. 

  • Over 100 pilot positions available in one of Europe’s fastest growing airlines
  • Over the next 3 years airline plans to recruit up to 200 pilots
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Posted in: Pilot jobs, be a pilot

Who is recruiting 'low hour' Pilots?

William Blackburn06 Sep 2017

A big question that is always on a lot of people's minds when thinking about commencing their Pilot training is 'What is the likelihood of getting a job at the end of the process?' With things like financing to take into consideration, taking the big step to follow your dream can be quite a daunting prospect without concrete guarantees. Fear not however; there are plenty of opportunities awaiting you!

With the likes of Boeing and Airbus predicting a huge increase in demand for Pilots, the opportunities for low hour Pilots are only going to become more expansive. With our recent alliance with companies such as Virtual Aviation and Kura Aviation, we are constantly looking at mitigating the risks associated with training and also bridging the gap between training and gaining that all important position as a 'First Officer'.

We have compiled a small sample of the current opportunities that are available for Low Hour Pilots and it is worth mentioning that there are a lot more positions available, not just within the Airline industry (Information accurate at time of publishing):

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Posted in: Pilot jobs, be a pilot, become a pilot

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