FTA Blog Banner Image

Latest news from FTA

Fta News

University - what's the alternative?

Alexandra O'Loughlin09 Aug 2017

Look to pilot training for an exciting alternative to university…

If you’ve not got the A’Level results you expected then please do not be despondent. Maybe there is an alternative to university you've just not considered yet?

The path to university is likely to be one you’ve considered since completing your GCSEs, and it can be an exciting adventure. The downside is, of course, the cost and the competitive graduate job market.

Pilot training could be the alternative you perhaps never considered. You don’t need to be an expert in aeronautics, an air cadet or have a degree in Mathematics. The pathway to becoming a commercial pilot has never been more straightforward. So before you head into the stress and panic that characterises ‘clearing’ perhaps take a step back and consider a completely different option.

The entry requirements for pilot training at FTA are as follows:

  • 5 GCSEs (including Maths and English)
  • 2 A’Levels (preferred but not required)
  • be aged 18 or above
  • Possess an EASA class 1 medical certificate 
Read More

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

Aviation Jargon

William Blackburn06 Feb 2017

Aviation, like so many other industries, has its own use of jargon. These are words that are designed to be specific to people within the chosen industry or field they operate within. It can be easy for aviation enthusiasts to forget that terms such as an ‘ILS’ or ‘Waypoint’ are not common place to those outside of aviation. Below we have decrypted some of the jargon we use for a bit of fun and to widen people’s knowledge over the different terminology that has become second nature to us:

Read More

Posted in: Insider, learning to fly, FTA, News, airlines, be a pilot, atpl

Subscribe to Email Updates

Industry News

Comac Advances ARJ21 Volume-Production Plans

aviationweek.com - Register now for free access to "Comac Advances ARJ21 Volume-Production Plans" and other premium content selected daily by our editors. Your free registration will also allow you...Read more

Spike Set To Fly Scaled Supersonic Bizjet Demo

aviationweek.com - Register now for free access to "Spike Set To Fly Scaled Supersonic Bizjet Demo" and other premium content selected daily by our editors. Your free registration will also allow you...Read more

Airline & aviation workers’ heroic acts in disaster-hit regions

atwonline.com - Harvey, Katia, Irma, Jose, Maria: a terrible family of destruction. And the brutal 2017 Atlantic hurricane season still has weeks to run and could potentially add more names to fear....Read more

LHT Line Managers Look At MRO Innovations

mro-network.com - How real are all the innovations that are supposed to transform or at least significantly improve aircraft maintenance in the future? Several line maintenance managers at Lufthansa...Read more

Vacancies

informa.com - POSITION SUMMARY: Dynamic opportunity to join the Aviation Week Network events group. An exciting position has arisen for a Conference Producer to join the team to help produce and...Read more