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What to expect from your tour of FTA

Lottie Watt05 Apr 2021

Tours are the perfect time to experience the lively and friendly atmosphere of FTA first-hand, as well as see our facilities and discuss the school and your training with staff and students. You and a guest will learn more about what you can expect to get out of your flight training and how to decide which course and school is right for you.

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Prepare with Padpilot

Lottie Watt05 Apr 2021

Preparing for your ATPL modules in advance of your course start date is a widely recommended way to reduce the stress of learning all the content. This is why we provide students with access to all Padpilot resources 12 weeks before the start date of their integrated course. The 16 Padpilot books contain all the information a ground school student needs to excel in their ATPL exams. From April 4th, the FDP June intake will have full access to this information , allowing them the opportunity to familiarise themselves with the content in advance of their training's commencement.

Padpilot were the first company within the aviation industry to make ground school content accessible in an engaging and interactive iBook format and remain the industry leaders today. The way the iBooks are structured maximises student engagement by allowing users to highlight and search each book, as well as create revision cards within the ebook. The company also uses videos and 3D models to make the content more accessible for visual and auditory learners.


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FTA to acquire Red Arrow fleet for  flight training?

Sean Jacob01 Apr 2021

Following recent announcements regarding the possible contraction of Britain’s armed forces, we will be making the most of the MOD's plans to consolidate equipment.

With the Royal Air Force exploring options to replace the Hawk T1 aircraft used by its world-famous aerobatic display team, the Red Arrows, with a more eco-friendly alternative (we understand the MOD are in discussions with Rolls Royce about utilising its new electric trainer), FTA is optimistic that all eleven of the retired Red Arrow aircraft will soon be lined up on the apron outside of Brighton City Airport’s iconic terminal building.

FTA has agreed to keep the aircraft’s dramatic red paint scheme ( the RAF’s new aircraft are rumoured to have a green finish, reflecting their new focus on minimising environmental impact), whilst incorporating the FTA logo. Although instructors will not have a single aircraft assigned to them, the option for a digital display, showing the instructor’s name and that of the student, is being investigated.

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