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AirlinePrep and Demystifying Airline Interviews

George Jarvis10 May 2019

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Posted in: pilot trainnig, cadet, why be a pilot, careers, interview, student services

Cadet Stories: Nathan

George Jarvis06 May 2019

We sat down with FTA trainee pilot Nathan after he’d just finished his ATPL exams and discussed his journey to becoming a pilot.

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Posted in: why be a pilot, interview, student services

How can I train to become a commercial pilot?

Alexandra O'Loughlin01 May 2019

Flight training requires skill, dedication and hard work but, once qualified, you can expect excellent career prospects, great pay and opportunities to travel the globe.

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Posted in: Course fees, FTA, PPL, pilot school, flying, Exams, atpl training, pilot trainnig, cost of pilot training, why be a pilot, medical, diamond fleet, Flight training FAQ

Meet George, our Student Services Assistant

Charlotte Berrystone20 Mar 2019

A few months ago, we welcomed a new member to our Student Services team, George. We spoke with him to discuss his job role and give us an insight into student welfare and support. 

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Posted in: why be a pilot, interview, student services

International Women's Day 2019

Charlotte Berrystone08 Mar 2019

Today we are celebrating the significance of International Women's Day.

Established in 1911, this day is a focal point for the movement of women's rights. Just as we will celebrate the achievement of men on 19th November, today we are taking time to celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women and most notably, pilots. 

the first women in aviation 

Amelia Earhart is probably the most well known women in aviation history, however there have been many other pioneers. The first woman to pilot a heavier than air craft was a french sculptor and aviator, called Therese Peltier (in 1908), and just two years later, Baroness Raymonde de Laroche was the first woman to be granted her pilot's licence. However it was 62 years before Yvonne Pope (who started out as a flight attendant) became the first woman to fly a commercial jet.

Last year marked the centennial anniversary of the First World War and a significant moment in the history of transport. You can view a timeline of 100 years of women in transport and its impact here: www.wes.org.uk

However our focus today is on the present, and our female pilots who have overcome their own challenges, and inspire us and other aviation enthusiasts.

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Posted in: be a pilot, women in aviation, female pilots, why be a pilot

Competition winner Charlie, shares his excitement at winning a flying lesson

Charlotte Berrystone27 Feb 2019

We recently ran a competition with the chance to win a free introductory flying lesson in FTA's DA40 aircraft, and we are thrilled to announce that Chichester-based Charlie was the lucky winner. Charlie is an aviation enthusiast and keen to train to become a commercial pilot one day. He's already visited his list of pilot schools and we are pleased to hear that FTA is one of his top choices. Charlie was understandably excited about his flight which was delivered by Nidal. Here he talks about his flight and what he learnt from the experience.

 

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Posted in: FTA Competition, why be a pilot, aircraft, interview, Flight training FAQ

Success at Virgin Future Flyers

Charlotte Berrystone21 Feb 2019

We attended Virgin Atlantic's Future Flyer and Expert Engineers Day.

The event was organised with the intention to inspire children aged 9-16 years who may not have considered a role within aviation - a dynamic and expanding industry.

We were thrilled to be invited to the event and able to offer our support to such a local, and influential brand.

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Posted in: women in aviation, flying, female pilots, cadet, why be a pilot, virgin

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

Top interview tips for pilots

Alexandra O'Loughlin21 Jan 2019

Congratulations, you’ve got the interview! So, now you need to convince the recruiters that you’re the right person for the job.

In this article, we’ll be providing some top interview tips to help you land that dream job.

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Posted in: learning to fly, flying, why be a pilot, careers, interview, interview tips, airline preparation

How can I train to be a pilot – your top 10 questions answered

Alexandra O'Loughlin14 Jan 2019

Flight training requires skill, dedication and hard work but, once qualified, you can expect excellent career prospects, great pay and opportunities to travel the globe.

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Posted in: become a pilot, atpl training, why be a pilot, aircraft, Flight training FAQ

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