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Why you should start your pilot training in 2021

Charlotte Berrystone13 Jan 2021

The rollercoaster of lockdowns over last 12 months may have meant a hiatus in your dreams. With the industry expecting a recovery over two years and the training taking the same length of time, it is time for change. 

Apart from a brief closure in 2020, our flight school has remained open and operational throughout the pandemic. With everyone's social calendars on hold as we start  2021 (and therefore a significant lack of distractions) we think that the time for enrolling with the right flight school is now. 

Our full-time programme, an EASA Integrated Flight Deck Programme (FDP), takes two years to complete and starts with theoretical instruction. ATPL Theory at FTA Global is like nothing else in the industry. Outside of instructor-led lessons you will access computer-based training and online books to support with self study. Last year we extended the study period to improve subject comprehension and ensure high results. 

"I was really pleased with my results and have finished ground school with 14 first-time passes and an overall average of 91%." 

It worked. Our ATPL classes continued throughout 2020 using this software, and our students successfully completed their exams with high pass rates and averages, despite the pandemic. The first module of 2021 is being delivered using Microsoft Teams, a video conferencing software, and our plan is to bring everyone on site as soon as it is safe to do so.

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Posted in: integrated pilot training, pilot, start pilot training, be a pilot, 2021, pilot training in 2021

Cadet stories: Dan

Lottie Watt07 Dec 2020

We spoke to FTA student Dan about his experience as a cadet. 

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Posted in: pilot, be a pilot, cadets

Pilot training cheat sheet

Alexandra O'Loughlin29 Oct 2019
Our aim is to help you to make the most informed choice for your pilot training. 
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Posted in: pilot training, how to become a pilot, pilot, be a pilot, atpl, frozen atpl, aviation courses

Why work as a flight instructor?

Alexandra O'Loughlin14 Jun 2019

Before our Flight Instructor Pablo went off to pastures new, he agreed to complete quickfire Q&A for us. Pablo was a great asset to the company and really enjoyed his time teaching FTA students. His responses offer great insight into 'why to get into flight instruction'.

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Posted in: become a pilot, be a pilot, instructor, flight instructor

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

Pilot Careers Live - April 2019 proves fantastic success

Charlotte Berrystone12 Apr 2019

We had a very successful time attending Pilot Careers live. The event took place in the Sofitel Hotel at London Heathrow. 

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Posted in: LEARN TO FLY, be a pilot, pilot careers live, pcl

International Women's Day 2019

Charlotte Berrystone08 Mar 2019

Today we are celebrating the significance of International Women's Day.

Established in 1911, this day is a focal point for the movement of women's rights. Just as we will celebrate the achievement of men on 19th November, today we are taking time to celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women and most notably, pilots. 

the first women in aviation 

Amelia Earhart is probably the most well known women in aviation history, however there have been many other pioneers. The first woman to pilot a heavier than air craft was a french sculptor and aviator, called Therese Peltier (in 1908), and just two years later, Baroness Raymonde de Laroche was the first woman to be granted her pilot's licence. However it was 62 years before Yvonne Pope (who started out as a flight attendant) became the first woman to fly a commercial jet.

Last year marked the centennial anniversary of the First World War and a significant moment in the history of transport. You can view a timeline of 100 years of women in transport and its impact here: www.wes.org.uk

However our focus today is on the present, and our female pilots who have overcome their own challenges, and inspire us and other aviation enthusiasts.

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Posted in: be a pilot, women in aviation, female pilots, why be a pilot

Meet our team of experts at Pilot Careers Live

Charlotte Berrystone05 Oct 2018

The Pilot Careers Live event is held at the Sofitel, Heathrow Terminal 5, in  November and April each year and this one promises to be better than ever as it is extended over two days!

Hundreds of prospective pilots attend the event in a bid to get expert advice from airlines, industry professionals and Europe's most prominent flight schools. 

Friends of FTA get a special rate on their tickets - you need only quote FTA18 when you place your order online: http://bit.ly/2DYXYNU 

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Posted in: News, become a pilot, be a pilot, flying, pilot careers live, pilot training, cadets

University - is it really for you?

Alexandra O'Loughlin16 Aug 2018

Why not swap a class room and 3-4 year course, for flying lessons and just 18 months of study?

Is flight training the alternative to university you've not yet considered?

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Posted in: Insider, university, Pilot jobs, INTEGRATED COURSE, be a pilot, CLEARING

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

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