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What flight training do I need to complete if I am unable to enrol on an integrated programme?

Alexandra O'Loughlin08 Apr 2019

You can complete your commercial pilot training and achieve a frozen ATPL on a module-by-module basis. We have created a handy timeline to illustrate the training you need to complete, in what order.

The duration depends on you, but generally this route takes around 22 to 24 months to complete full-time. The total cost of completing your training via this route is around £76,844.* 

If you have already completed your PPL, Hour Building and ATPL Theory, you may choose to take advantage of our special course price on the MEP, ME IR and ME CPL. If you complete your MEP, ME IR and ME CPL flight phases with us, full time and back to back (in the specified order) you will pay just £26,195. Please contact us for more details. 

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Posted in: modular;, modular pilot training

easyJet pilot Tim, explains how he completed his training while working in Air Traffic

Alexandra O'Loughlin15 Feb 2019
 

We managed to get some of Tim's time, a modular student from FTA who since completing his training, has been pretty much non stop.

Soon after finishing his advanced pilot training at FTA, he went into a role as a calibration pilot and travelled around the world. He's now secured a First Officer position with easyJet and realised his dream of becoming an airline pilot.

Tim has worked extremely hard to be where he is now. He once worked in Air Traffic at Brighton City Airport while completing his training, a job which is in itself a demanding role. However, he made it work and completed his training at the end of 2016 before swapping his headset in air traffic control for a seat in an aircraft as a commercial pilot. It's been our pleasure to be part of his story and we hope to stay in touch with Tim as he progresses through his career.
 

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Posted in: airlines, modular pilot training, why be a pilot, careers, interview

FTA graduate Demetris offers an insight into his journey to becoming a pilot

Charlotte Berrystone26 Nov 2018
Completing our Modular CPL IR course with us just last week, Demetris explains to FTA what made him become a pilot, his journey to where he is and his plans for the future. When he is not studying and training, he is working on his YouTube channel - Great Flyer Aviation which has nearly a quarter of a million followers. He regularly posts videos of his journey and has a massive fan base.
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Posted in: modular pilot training, cadets, why be a pilot, interview, Cadet Story

Taking to the skies - Alessandro Naibo

Alexandra O'Loughlin26 Mar 2018

For many people, the love of aviation starts at a very young age. This could not be more true for FTA Modular graduate Alessandro who, at the age of just 23 years old, has already achieved his dream of becoming a Commercial Pilot. Here we spoke to him about his training and early experiences flying the line for Europe's largest airline, Ryanair:

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Posted in: modular pilot training, atpl training, why be a pilot, Cadet Story

Integrated vs. Modular – which is the best way to get your frozen ATPL?

Alexandra O'Loughlin14 Mar 2018

Integrated Flight Deck Programmes

If you want to complete your training in under 2 years and can access the funds to pay from £69,950 over 12 months then this is absolutely the right option for you.

 

The quicker you can complete your training, the quicker you can apply for roles within airlines and start work as a First Officer. Students that choose this route are typically able to fund this with finance from parents, inheritance, secured loans – or a combination of the above.

With FTA you have the option to pay for your course over 12 months. If you were to enrol on one of FTAs Integrated Flight Deck Programmes today, for example, you pay an initial payment of £14,000 and the remaining balance over 12 months.

The course fee includes all your airport fees, uniform, books, instruction, tests and flight time. The only items you need to fund separately are any repeated phases, and tests. Your accommodation is funded by you too, although support is given to find the right arrangement for you whether it’s a student house, hotel, hosted family or apartment. If Option A (priced at £66,950) or the alternative, Option B (priced at £79,950) of the  integrated training is not viable for you, you can elect to study on a modular basis and it is practical.
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Posted in: modular;, integrated pilot training, modular pilot training, cost of pilot training, why be a pilot

Your top pilot training questions answered...

Alexandra O'Loughlin15 Jan 2018

1.Who does FTA train?

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Posted in: pilot training, modular pilot training, ATPL exams, cadets, pilot training cost uk, cost of pilot training, why be a pilot

Pilot Careers Live proves fantastic success

Alexandra O'Loughlin07 Nov 2017

 

The last item has been packed away and finally the lid is closed on another successful Pilot Careers Live (PCL) event.

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Posted in: integrated pilot training, Pilot jobs, modular pilot training, pilot careers live

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

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

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