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Becoming a pilot was a childhood dream for Hannah

George Jarvis03 Mar 2020

Hannah has recently become a pilot for Lauda. Hannah completed her training by  what's called as the 'modular route' complete each flight phase it its entirety, back to back. We were fortunate to get to know Hannah when she enrolled on our MEP, ME IR ME CPL course package (advanced flight training).

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Posted in: pilot training, FTA, pilot, Cadet Story, flybe, flybe pilot, youhaveit

Andrew, a First Officer for Lauda explains how he trained to become an airline pilot.

Alexandra O'Loughlin24 Jan 2020

Andrew enrolled with FTA to complete his ATPL Theory. In his job prior to pilot training, Andrew travelled a lot, working for EDF energy as a safety advisor in the nuclear industry. His father and sister are both commercial pilots so the aviation gene is definitely in the family.

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Posted in: modular pilot training, pilot interview, flight training, flight training uk

20 reasons to train as a pilot in 2020

Charlotte Berrystone10 Jan 2020

New decade, new career

Why should you make 2020 the year you embark on your pilot training?

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Posted in: pilot training, how to become a pilot, why be a pilot, commercial pilot, airline pilot

Choose the best location in the world to train - the UK

Alexandra O'Loughlin07 Jan 2020
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Posted in: integrated pilot training, pilot, flight instructor, Flight training FAQ, airline pilot

The positive predictions continue for the aviation industry...

Alexandra O'Loughlin19 Dec 2019
Each year market experts publish a report on their predictions for the aviation industry. Amongst all the Brexit uncertainty you could be forgiven for taking a ‘wait and see’ approach to forecasting what employment prospects will be and the impact on your training.
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Posted in: employment rate, FTA, cadets, flight instructor, flybe pilot, ryanair pilot

Antonio inspires a generation as he graduates age 54, and secures a job with a European airline

Alexandra O'Loughlin11 Dec 2019
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Posted in: how to become a pilot, learning to fly, pilot, pilot interview

What flight training do I need to complete if I am unable to enrol on an integrated programme?

Alexandra O'Loughlin11 Dec 2019

You can complete your commercial pilot training and achieve a frozen ATPL on a module-by-module basis. We have created a handy timeline to illustrate the training you need to complete, in what order.

The duration depends on you, but generally this route takes around two years to complete full-time. The total cost of completing your training via this route is around £80,000*.

If you have already completed your PPL, Hour Building and ATPL Theory, you may choose to take advantage of our special course price on the MEP, ME IR and ME CPL. If you complete your MEP, ME IR and ME CPL flight phases with us, full time and back to back (in the specified order) you will pay just £26,195. Please contact us for more details. 

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Posted in: modular;, modular pilot training

What is it like to work as a ground school instructor?

Alexandra O'Loughlin09 Dec 2019

We interviewed Matt, who has recently joined FTA instructing the ATPL Theory. Popular and enthusiastic Matt has wasted no time in making the role his own. Not long out of university, it could be daunting for a recent graduate to standing in front of a class of 15 or 20 students explaining the principles of flight such as lift augmentation or aerodynamic limitations. Still, he loves it: “I like to know I’m helping others understand and revise the content, it’s a great feeling”. He explains his gratitude for finding a role that enables him to continue with learning and progressing his aviation knowledge. FTA Global reward excellence and sponsor employees to increase their experience and progress with their career. First, he tells about how it all started:

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Posted in: flight instructor, interview, pilot job interviews

The significance of your social media presence

Alexandra O'Loughlin26 Nov 2019
How important is your social media activity and what impact can it have on your career prospects? The experts argue – a lot!
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Posted in: commercial pilot, airline pilot, social media, privacy, pilot job interviews, pma

What is UPRT and do I need to  complete it?

Alexandra O'Loughlin21 Nov 2019

From the end of this year it will become mandatory for student pilots to complete Upset Prevention Recovery Training (UPRT).

The legislation (which comes in to place on 20 December 2019) requires cadets to complete UPRT for single-pilot high-performance complex aeroplanes, single-pilot aeroplanes in multi-pilot operations and multi-pilot aeroplanes.

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