Here at FTA, we operate one of the largest and most modern fleets of training aircraft in the UK. One of our most asked question’s is what aircraft do our cadets learn to fly in? Here we give a closer insight into our fleet...
Our Diamond Fleet
Our cadets often tell us that one of the main factors in choosing FTA is the Diamond Fleet. FTA currently accounts for over 10% of all Diamond aircraft registered in the UK. Our fleet consists of both single-engine piston (SEP) and multi-engine piston (MEP) aircraft – all maintained in accordance with and exceeding stringent European EASA regulations.
Diamond Star DA40
Most of our Diamond DA40 aircraft are equipped with the Garmin G1000 Electronic Flight Instrument System (EFIS). This integrated unit offers trainee pilots the chance to learn on systems that closely resemble commercial airliner flight decks.
DA40 Diamond Star Technical Specifications
As well as our Diamond fleet, FTA provides cadets with the opportunity to gain experience in a more traditional training aircraft. As part of the Integrated Flight Deck Programme (Option A), students gain experience on the four-seat, single-engine Piper PA28 Warrior; a robust aircraft with a proven track record when it comes to flight training. We currently have 3 Piper PA28's.