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Meet the instructor: Orin

Charlotte Berrystone24 Feb 2022

We spoke to one of FTA's Flight Instructors, Orin, who will be departing us soon for a new challenge - flying the ATR 42/72 with Loganair. Orin discusses his journey to becoming a flight instructor and offers advice to aspiring flight instructors.

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Cadet Stories: Will

Charlotte Berrystone23 Feb 2022

We caught up with FTA student Will who recently completed his PPL with us. Will explains about his love for aviation and discusses his pilot training journey. 

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Flying through Storm Eunice

Charlotte Berrystone22 Feb 2022

We spoke to Tony,  Director of FPT, our training partner for Advance Upset Prevention Recovery Training, who is also a Gulfstream Senior Captain and was flying during Storm Eunice.

‘Every sector of the industry earned their money this weekend. Pilots drew on their competencies to make decisions on whether to go or not, make an approach to land or go around. ATC managed a rapid increase in workload as the weather dynamically changed. Communicating with aircraft and other ATC units to ensure aircraft had safe areas to hold whilst the weather calmed down until a safe approach could be made. Planners and handlers adapted to a rapidly changing program with aircraft scattered across the country.

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