FTA is a leading CAA/EASA approved, commercial flight and airline pilot training company.

Established in 2006, FTA offers competitive, fast track career pilot training courses and operates one of the most modern and reliable fleets of training aircraft in the world. FTA’s fully qualified and expert instructors are multi-cultural, with a diverse range of aviation experience. With a high instructor to student ratio, FTA delegates receive high quality, market-leading training in accordance with aviation authority requirements.

We are currently one of the only UK flight training academies to offer an integrated fight deck programme with 100% of the training entirely based in the UK. 

Our primary base, Brighton City Airport was first founded in 1910 and is the oldest continuous licensed airport in the UK.  The airport's primary purpose was to provide a base for general aviation and training. It was the site of the first commercial flight in Britain and today, over a century later, students from across the globe come here to train as commercial pilots.

Our trainee pilots learn to fly in Piper PA28, Diamond DA40 Star and DA42 Twin Stars Aircraft. Our state-of-the-art Diamond aircraft are not only sleek and modern in appearance but also function, featuring the same systems found in modern airliners, including EFIS, ADC, FADEC and GNSS instruments.

 

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Read our articles about flight instruction including interviews with our team (past and present) here.

Advanced Flight Instructor - Multi Engine / Instrument Rating Instructor (CRI/IRI)

Our advanced flight instructors teach a variety of flight courses including;

To work as an advanced instructor at FTA you will be required to have a multi-engine instructor and instrument rating instructional privileges (CRI/IRI). For those who hold the requirements to become CRIs / IRIs, we may be able to help fund the cost of the upgrade, please get in touch for more information.

Responsibilities:

  • Complete student reports promptly after every training sortie
  • Ensure completion of pre and post flight briefings
  • Uphold flight safety in all aspects of training
  • Conduct each lesson in accordance with the approved syllabus
  • Ensure FTA’s standards are maintained throughout training
  • Retain a valid class one medical
  • Comply with rules and procedures as designated in the Operations Manual
  • Attend administration, standardisation and periodic/annual training as per the CFI
  • Conduct any other reasonable duties which may, from time to time, given by the Head of Training (HoT) or CFI.

Qualifications/requirements:

  • Minimum EASA CPL/IR
  • Unrestricted FI Rating - Including Multi-Engine and Instrument Rating Instructor privileges.
  • Class One Medical
  • Good team player with strong interpersonal skills
  • Self-motivated, confident and enthusiastic
  • Flexibility to adapt learning/teaching styles and to differentiate between trainees
  • Experienced in delivering VFR and IFR training on SEP and MEP aircraft
  • Knowledge of EASA regulations
  • Flight instructional experience at an ab-initio level.

All candidates should be flexible and have the willingness to go the extra mile. They should have a passion for aviation and want to make a difference in their role.

FTA is able to offer a stable roster, career development, pension and other benefits. Licence revalidations, renewals and medicals are also included.

Hours: five-day shift pattern which includes some weekends.

Location: Brighton City Airport, which is conveniently accessible by road and rail.

Apply online.

Intermediate Flight Instructor - Instrument Rating Instructor (IRI)

Our intermediate flight instructors teach a variety of flight courses including;

To work as an intermediate instructor at FTA you will be required to have instrument instructional privileges (IRI). For those who hold the requirements to become IRIs, we may be able to help fund the cost of the upgrade, please get in touch for more information.

Responsibilities:

  • Complete student reports promptly after every training sortie
  • Ensure completion of pre and post flight briefings
  • Uphold flight safety in all aspects of training
  • Conduct each lesson in accordance with the approved syllabus
  • Ensure FTA’s standards are maintained throughout training
  • Retain a valid Class one medical
  • Comply with rules and procedures as designated in the Operations Manual
  • Attend administration, standardisation and periodic/annual training as per the Chief Flight Instructor (CFI)
  • Conduct any other reasonable duties which may, from time to time, given by the Head of Training or CFI.

Qualifications/requirements:

  • Minimum EASA Commercial Pilot’s Licence
  • Unrestricted FI Rating - Including Instrument Rating Instructor privileges.
  • Class one medical
  • Good team player with strong interpersonal skills
  • Self-motivated, confident and enthusiastic
  • Flexibility to adapt learning/teaching styles and to differentiate between trainees
  • Knowledge of EASA regulations
  • Flight instructional experience at an ab-initio level.

All candidates should be flexible and have the willingness to go the extra mile. They should have a passion for aviation and want to make a difference in their role.

FTA is able to offer a stable roster, career development, pension and other benefits. Licence revalidations, renewals and medicals are also included.

Hours: Five-day shift pattern which includes some weekends.

Location: Brighton City Airport, Wingfield House, Cecil Pashley Way, BN43 5FF

Flight Instructor

Our flight instructors teach a variety of flight courses including;

Responsibilities:

  • Complete student reports promptly after every training sortie
  • Ensure completion of pre and post flight briefings
  • Uphold flight safety in all aspects of training
  • Conduct each lesson in accordance with the approved syllabus
  • Ensure FTA’s standards are maintained throughout training
  • Retain a valid Class one medical
  • Comply with rules and procedures as designated in the Operations Manual
  • Attend administration, standardisation and periodic/annual training as per the Chief Flight Instructor (CFI)
  • Conduct any other reasonable duties which may, from time to time, given by the Head of Training or CFI.

Qualifications/requirements:

  • Minimum EASA Commercial Pilot’s Licence
  • Flight Instructor Rating
  • Class one medical
  • Good team player with strong interpersonal skills
  • Self-motivated, confident and enthusiastic
  • Flexibility to adapt learning/teaching styles and to differentiate between trainees
  • Knowledge of EASA regulations
  • Flight instructional experience at an ab-initio level.

All candidates should be flexible and have the willingness to go the extra mile. They should have a passion for aviation and want to make a difference in their role.

FTA is able to offer a stable roster, career development, pension and other benefits. Licence revalidations, renewals and medicals are also included.

Hours: Five-day shift pattern which includes some weekends.

Location: Brighton City Airport, Wingfield House, Cecil Pashley Way, BN43 5FF

How to Apply

If you match the above criteria for any of the above vacancies, and feel that you will be an asset to the team at FTA, we would love to hear from you. Please send your CV, along with a covering letter to p.jones@fta-global.com, or apply online.

We believe that it’s the people that make the company and we invest in supporting and developing our staff, offering career progression through sponsored training. Suitable candidates who have the requirements to deliver any of the above training, but not the privileges are invited to get in touch

Want to know more about what life as an FTA Instructor can offer you? Watch our video featuring life as an instructor at FTA