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Sarah explains how and why she became an instructor

Charlotte Berrystone19 Sep 2019

Ibiza DJ - turned commercial pilot Sarah is one of FTA's longest serving employees. Sarah has worked at FTA as an instructor since the beginning where she is popular with all students and staff. She took time from her busy schedule to share her advice for those considering the career.

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Posted in: FTA, become a pilot, instructor, flight instructor, why be a pilot, interview

5 top tips to prepare yourself for becoming a pilot!

Alexandra O'Loughlin04 Jun 2019

 

1. Do your initial aviation research

Before you decide if you want to become a pilot, it is important to research the realities behind this career path. Try to immerse yourself within the aviation world. You can do this by visiting different airfields and airports, and researching the flight schools who provide your desired training programme – most flight schools offer a tour around their campus where you can visit the environment you would be training in and ask any important questions you may have. Try to attend careers shows such as Pilot Careers Live, and subscribe to lots of aviation news blogs; this will help you to stay on top of all the current issues and trends within the world of aviation. You could also book a ‘Trial Flying Lesson’ to experience what it’s really like to be in control of an aircraft.

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Posted in: pilot training, how to become a pilot, learning to fly, FTA, finance, pilot, pilot school

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 to expect from your pilot medical - the facts

Charlotte Berrystone05 Mar 2018

In order to undertake flight training and become a pilot, you will require a UK issued EASA Class One Medical Certificate. Before paying any money towards a flight programme and signing any agreement, you must see if you meet the required standards and are fit enough to fly. Obtaining your EASA Class One Medical Certificate should be a priority. 

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Posted in: Q&A, FTA, become a pilot, cadets, why be a pilot, medical

Top 10 interesting facts about aviation

Charlotte Berrystone11 Nov 2017

1. The world’s busiest commercial airport 

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

Is it ever too late to follow your dream?

Alexandra O'Loughlin11 Jul 2017

A question we often get asked is: "What is the maximum age to start my pilot training?" 

The simple answer is: there isn’t one. Pilot roles within the aviation industry are endless.

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Posted in: FTA, integrated pilot training, modular pilot training

Pilot training: no back up plan required

Alexandra O'Loughlin07 Jul 2017

We speak to lots of A’Level students who are undecided about whether to pursue their dream of becoming a pilot. So often we hear that they are pondering whether they should go to university and study towards a degree ‘just in case’ they need something to fall back on.

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Posted in: FTA, university, integrated pilot training, modular pilot training

Studying for your exams at the moment?

Alexandra O'Loughlin24 May 2017

Exam season has just started and we know how stressful this time in your education can be. Whether you are sitting your GCSEs, A'Levels or finals at University, stress is unnecessary and counterproductive to realising your true potential.

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Posted in: FTA, become a pilot, revision advice, Exams

Would you ever fly on a Pilotless plane?

Alexandra O'Loughlin21 Mar 2017

Technology is constantly evolving and is ever present in even the simplest of tasks that we do on a daily basis. Take, for example, the luxury of being able to travel from London to New Zealand in under 24 hours or being able to FaceTime relatives thousands of miles away. These are all things that would have seemed like nothing more than a delusional fantasy back in the early 1900s, when powered flight was in its infancy.

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Posted in: FTA, News, airlines, become a pilot, Pilotless plane

Cadet stories: Taariq

Alexandra O'Loughlin10 Mar 2017

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:

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Posted in: FTA, become a pilot, be a pilot, flying, atpl, Cadet Story

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