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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

Success at Virgin Future Flyers

Charlotte Berrystone21 Feb 2019

We attended Virgin Atlantic's Future Flyer and Expert Engineers Day.

The event was organised with the intention to inspire children aged 9-16 years who may not have considered a role within aviation - a dynamic and expanding industry.

We were thrilled to be invited to the event and able to offer our support to such a local, and influential brand.

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

How and why we de-ice aircraft before flying

Charlotte Berrystone07 Feb 2019

With the winter weather hitting hard over the last few weeks, sub-zero temperatures and ice mean that our aircraft have to de-iced before flying. De-icing is the process of removing ice from the aircraft. In order to take off safely, the whole aircraft must remain clear of ice or any other contaminants. 

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Posted in: flying, flight instructor, aircraft, diamond fleet, weather conditions, winter

Top interview tips for pilots

Alexandra O'Loughlin21 Jan 2019

Congratulations, you’ve got the interview! So, now you need to convince the recruiters that you’re the right person for the job.

In this article, we’ll be providing some top interview tips to help you land that dream job.

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Posted in: learning to fly, flying, why be a pilot, careers, interview, interview tips, airline preparation

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

Our Training Fleet

Charlotte Berrystone27 Jun 2018

Here at FTA, we operate one of the largest and most modern fleets of training aircraft in the UK. One of our most asked question’s is what aircraft do our cadets learn to fly in? Here we give a closer insight into our fleet...

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Posted in: pilot, flying, cadet, aircraft, diamond fleet

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

Kamil explains how he's just secured a job with a commercial airline after completing the BESTPILOT programme

Alexandra O'Loughlin02 Apr 2018

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.
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Posted in: university, airlines, pilot school, become a pilot, flying, cock pit, cadet, why be a pilot, Cadet Story

Ryanair announces exciting cadet sponsorship programme

Charlotte Berrystone07 Mar 2018

Ryanair have just announced some exciting news - a new sponsored type-rating programme!

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Posted in: airlines, Pilot jobs, start pilot training, become a pilot, flying, cost of pilot training, cadet, why be a pilot

We are just an ordinary family and pilot training was just a dream

Alexandra O'Loughlin29 Aug 2017

I joined the air cadets at aged 13. You get to fly about once a year and that was my first experience of flying.

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Posted in: LEARN TO FLY, flying, modular pilot training

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