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:
Integrated Flight Deck Programmes
If you want to complete your training in under 2 years and can access the funds to pay from £63,950 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 earning from £25,000 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 £63,950) or the alternative, Option B (priced at £77,950) of the integrated training is not viable for you, you can elect to study on a modular basis and it is practical.
1.Who does FTA train?
The last item has been packed away and finally the lid is closed on another successful Pilot Careers Live (PCL) event.
I joined the air cadets at aged 13. You get to fly about once a year and that was my first experience of flying.
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.
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.