Congratulations! If you’re reading this blog post you must have obtained your Private Pilot Licence, so well done. Now is your chance to take full advantage of your wonderful achievement and do these 5 fantastic things…
Last week, we had an exciting day at FTA when Europe's leading airline, Ryanair came to visit. Ryanair is Europe's number one airline, carrying over 130 million customers each year on more than 2,000 daily flights from 86 bases, connecting 215 destinations in 37 countries. In 2017, Ryanair became the first European airline to have carried over 1 billion customers.
1.Who does FTA train?
This weekend we will be exhibiting once again at Pilot Careers Live. The event seems to grow year on year and on Saturday 4 November we anticipate more delegates than ever before.
We spoke to integrated student Julie about her journey to becoming a pilot. Julie has recently started training with FTA on Option A of the Integrated Flight Deck Programme.
Within minutes of meeting with her, it’s easy to see why she is training with the flight school today. Julie went solo within 10 hours and has already proven her ability as a strong pilot with great promise.
We spoke to FTA student Justin Law as he prepares to take his Commercial Pilot License Skills Test, about his childhood ambition to become a pilot and what steps he has taken towards turning his dreams into a reality.
Read through our top tips for optimising your concentration and performance levels during your pilot training:
We hear so often how students are put off completing their ATPL theory or dread the seemingly insurmountable amount of work it entails.
Anthony, a student at FTA is mid-way through his pilot training and loving every minute of it...
My first time in an aircraft was as a child flying to Jersey on a holiday. I vividly remember climbing the stairs to the now obsolete BAC One Eleven and marveling at its beauty. Back then British Airways planes had a super smart Speedbird livery with a coat of arms on the tail. When I saw it close up with its enormous rear mounted engines I was amazed. I never knew at the time but I see it as one of my life's great transition points. Several years later I went with my mother on a day out to Gatwick Airport. There used to be an observation deck in the South Terminal where you could watch aircraft taking off and landing.
It was then, aged about eight or nine, that I seriously began considering piloting as a profession when I heard the words, ''you know, you could do that one day.''
From then on I begged family members and collected anything airline related; books, pictures, old amenity kits and even plastic cutlery! Even today, I have an impressive array of airline memorabilia that goes back a few years.