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Jake talks about the importance of friendship and perseverance during a pandemic

Alexandra O'Loughlin29 Jul 2021

We caught up with Jake last year to see how he was finding the training amidst the pandemic. He is enrolled on our Integrated Flight Deck Programme and is on target to complete his training this year. 

When did you start your training and what stage are you at now?

When I enrolled, we started with three weeks foundation which is kind of basic theory of what you do in ground school. After foundation theory you then go straight into ground school. FTA extended the ground school from 6 months to 9 months after I enrolled, so I should hopefully be finished by December 2021. Having finished ground school, I’m now flying and currently in the final phase which includes your CPL skills test and IR (instrument rating). 

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Posted in: integrated pilot training, pilot interview, covid-19, 2021

Cadet Stories: Jordy-Xavier

Lottie Watt29 Jul 2021

Jordy's interest in flight training blossomed as a result of his involvement in the cadets from a young age.

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Cadet stories: George

Alexandra O'Loughlin27 Jul 2021

We spoke to George earlier this year. At the time he was midway through phase three of our integrated programme (so lots of solo navigation flights).

He's now on his final phase of flight training. We asked whether flight school has been what he expected and what hes enjoyed most about the experience.

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Posted in: fatpl, pilot training in 2021, cpl

The number of pilot licences issued has fallen to its lowest number in a decade!

Alexandra O'Loughlin19 Jul 2021

Data recently supplied by the UK Civil Aviation Authority has confirmed that the number of people who were issued a commercial pilot’s licence in 2020, was 71% lower, just 262, compared with 906 in 2011. The picture for PPL licences was also very low, falling to almost half the 2011 total.  

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Posted in: caa, 2021, 2020, Pilot licence trends

EASA/CAA licence option for all 2021 Integrated (FDP) students

Alexandra O'Loughlin05 Jul 2021

All those that enrol on our 2021 Flight Deck Programme will have the option to complete training for either a CAA licence, an EASA licence, or both, all included in the standard course fee (£87,950).

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Posted in: caa, 2021, EASA, Pilots licence

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