Welcome 

We deliver elite flight training for professional pilots and our students are at the heart of everything we do. We aim to be the best flight school in Europe and we continually invest in our staff, facilities and fleet to ensure our students have an exceptional flight training experience.

The entirety of our flight and ground school instruction is delivered from a single site in the UK. We only partner with a select few aviation companies who understand and champion the highest airline pilot standards.

We are one of the only flight training academies to offer 100% of its integrated flight training in the UK. 

Our students learn to fly in state-of-the-art fleet of DA40 Star and DA42 Twin Star aircraft, which feature the same systems found in modern airliner flight decks, including EFIS, ADC, FADEC and GNSS instruments.

What we believe:

We base our approach on the following principles:

 

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1 - Students come first

Student safety, welfare and satisfaction are at the heart of everything we do.

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2 - Be open to all

We provide opportunities to able students of all nationalities, from a variety of backgrounds.

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3 - Respect the profession

We understand the aviation industry and what makes an excellent pilot.

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4 - Invest in what matters

We invest in state-of-the-art aircraft, modern simulators and the best training staff in the industry.

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5 - Aim for first-time passes

A first-time pass looks good on your CV and saves money in potential retakes. We’ll do everything we can to help you pass first time.

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6 - Everyone is different

Not everyone learns at the same pace. We vary our teaching methods to get the very best from every student.

Career pilots

We want all of our students to enjoy rewarding careers as commercial pilots and our training focuses on ensuring that they become the best pilot they can be. In addition to high quality flight instruction we offer additional support with CV writing, airline recruitment preparation and specialist training with industry experts, Jet MASTERCLASS. Click here for more information.

Success stories

We support our cadets to become the best pilot they can be. Read what some of them have to say about their time at FTA here.

Want to know more?

Click here to read out about how to become a pilot with FTA.

Want to visit the academy?

Our tours are every Thursday at 10 am. Click here to book your space. 

Meet the team

Click here to meet some of our instructors at FTA.