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'Best in Class' Solution For ATPL Theory

Alexandra O'Loughlin13 Sep 2019

At FTA Global we deliver the ATPL Theory over nine months. The course is the only residential ATPL Theory programme of its kind in the UK, and is entirely designed for the best interests of the student.  

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Posted in: atpl, atpl training, fatpl, atpl theory

So what should a prospective student at FTA expect when they enrol onto ATPL theory ground school?

Charlotte Berrystone07 Jun 2019

To qualify as a commercial pilot, a prospective pilot will need to have completed both theoretical and aircraft flight training and have passed all the required exams and flying skills tests as laid out by the UK CAA.

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Posted in: be a pilot, atpl, ATPL exams, atpl training, why be a pilot

5 top tips to prepare yourself for becoming a pilot!

Alexandra O'Loughlin04 Jun 2019

 

1. Do your initial aviation research

Before you decide if you want to become a pilot, it is important to research the realities behind this career path. Try to immerse yourself within the aviation world. You can do this by visiting different airfields and airports, and researching the flight schools who provide your desired training programme – most flight schools offer a tour around their campus where you can visit the environment you would be training in and ask any important questions you may have. Try to attend careers shows such as Pilot Careers Live, and subscribe to lots of aviation news blogs; this will help you to stay on top of all the current issues and trends within the world of aviation. You could also book a ‘Trial Flying Lesson’ to experience what it’s really like to be in control of an aircraft.

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Posted in: pilot training, how to become a pilot, learning to fly, FTA, finance, pilot, pilot school, atpl training, Cadet Story, commercialpilottraining, fatpl

Cadet Stories: Nathan

George Jarvis06 May 2019

We sat down with FTA trainee pilot Nathan after he’d just finished his ATPL exams and discussed his journey to becoming a pilot.

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Posted in: atpl, ATPL exams, atpl training, why be a pilot, interview, student services, Cadet Story, fatpl

What is ATPL Theory?

Alexandra O'Loughlin01 Feb 2019

To qualify as a commercial pilot, you need to complete both theoretical and aircraft flight instruction.

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Posted in: atpl, ATPL exams, atpl training

How can I train to be a pilot – your top questions answered

Alexandra O'Loughlin14 Jan 2019

Flight training requires skill, dedication and hard work but, once qualified, you can expect excellent career prospects, great pay and opportunities to travel the globe.

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Posted in: become a pilot, atpl training, why be a pilot, aircraft, Flight training FAQ

Dan explains how a chance encounter re-determined his career path

Alexandra O'Loughlin21 Nov 2018

Dan’s interest in flight training started in an unusual place – a car boot sale. There he stumbled across a copy of ‘flight sim’ a computer game which focuses on aircraft simulation, and he became hooked. Just as well, because before that chance encounter, he’d always wanted to become a virologist…

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Posted in: atpl, atpl training, flight instructor, cost of pilot training, why be a pilot, flight instructor rating, aircraft, diamond fleet, interview, Cadet Story, commercialpilottraining, fatpl

Introduction to ATPL Theory

Charlotte Berrystone12 Jun 2018

One of our most asked questions during our tour is "what exactly is ATPL Theory?"

Airline Transport Pilot Licence Theory (ATPL Theory) is one of the stages you undertake when completing your Integrated Flight Deck Programme. You cannot obtain an ATPL licence without completing the ATPL theory. This is done by successfully passing 14 theoretical exams including Meteorology, Principles of Flight and Navigation.

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Posted in: be a pilot, exam preparation, ATPL exams, atpl training

Taking to the skies - Alessandro Naibo

Alexandra O'Loughlin26 Mar 2018

For many people, the love of aviation starts at a very young age. This could not be more true for FTA Modular graduate Alessandro who, at the age of just 23 years old, has already achieved his dream of becoming a Commercial Pilot. Here we spoke to him about his training and early experiences flying the line for Europe's largest airline, Ryanair:

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Posted in: modular pilot training, atpl training, why be a pilot, Cadet Story

CAA change ATPL exams - 2017

Alexandra O'Loughlin11 Jul 2017

The CAA announced in 2017 that the 14 theoretical knowledge exams, required in order to attain a commercial licence were to change.  

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Posted in: theory, caa, ATPL exams, atpl training

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