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Women of Aviation Week - can the gender gap in aviation be readdressed?

Alexandra O'Loughlin07 Mar 2017

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:

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Posted in: learning to fly, be a pilot, women in aviation, flying

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:

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

Video: What is it really like learning to fly?

Rosie Williams31 Jan 2017

What is it really like learning to fly?

Have you ever wondered what it is actually like learning to fly?

We've created a short video showing you exactly what its like learning to fly with FTA Global. Our instructors and current cadets describe their experience of flying an aircraft for the first time whilst you watch the experience of taking off and being up in the sky.

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Posted in: learning to fly, FTA, video

Myth busting the aviation industry...

Emily Clayden21 Oct 2016

Myth Busting Blog: This blog post aims to answer some of the most common "myths" surrounding the aviation industry and the pilot career path... 

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Posted in: pilot training, learning to fly, Q&A, FTA, News, myths, pilot, Pilot jobs, Funding

5 top tips to prepare yourself for becoming a pilot!

Emily Clayden07 Oct 2016

 

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

Live life to the full and follow your dreams

Emily Clayden30 Sep 2016

 

FTA Graduate, Chris Metcalf explains how he funded his pilot training and was able to pursue what was once just a dream. As he looks to the future, at roles within airlines, he reflects on what he has accomplished despite some painful setbacks in his youth.

 

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

Q&A : FTA Competition Winner Takes Flight

Rosie Williams15 Jul 2015

Molly Sanderson, winner of FTA's survey competition at the Virgin Future Flyers and Expert Engineers back in January, came to FTA recently for her free 60-minute flight lesson. Read her Question & Answer session...

 

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Posted in: FTA Competition, learning to fly, Q&A, flying lesson

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