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.
We had a fantastic time attending another successful Pilot Careers Live (PCL) event. The event took place at the Sofitel, Heathrow Terminal 5 and hundreds of prospective pilots visited to get expert advice from industry professionals and Europe's biggest flight schools. Pilot Careers Live offered a varied seminar programme with speakers from the RAF, trainee pilots and EasyJet's Pilot Recruitment Campaign.
When did you decide you wanted to become a pilot?I was about 6. The seed was planted when I learnt there was a pilot in my family two generations back flying in the 1950’s! I made a entirely committed decision to become a pilot after my A-Levels when I identified Bucks New University offered Air Transport Management with Airline Pilot Training degree.
Ryanair have just announced some exciting news - a new sponsored type-rating programme!
I joined the air cadets at aged 13. You get to fly about once a year and that was my first experience of flying.
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:
We spoke to Paulina, a recent graduate of FTA about what she thought of the gender gap in aviation. Paulina speaks openly about what inspired her to start her pilot training, the sacrifices she made to realise her dream and what advice she would give to anyone interested in pilot training.
A word of warning: her words will inspire you.
Why do you want to become a pilot?
It is my dream, passion and life. I would like to share with you my favourite poem. This is exactly how I feel about flying: