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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

Ryan explains his journey to becoming a pilot at FTA Global

Charlotte Berrystone23 May 2018

We spoke to Ryan whilst he was completing the final stages of his training. He chose to enrol on our UK-based Integrated Flight Deck Programme.

Interestingly, Ryan had not always set out to become a pilot. Having turned down the opportunity to do a Private Pilot's Licence when he was younger, Ryan had embarked on a degree in the US.

 

Throughout the interview, it was clear that Ryan is a very level-headed, committed student with a real passion for flying.

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Posted in: become a pilot, LEARN TO FLY, INTEGRATED COURSE, be a pilot, flying, exam preparation, pilot training cost uk, cadet, Cadet Story

WIN A DAVID CLARK H10-13.4 HEADSET WORTH £335

Alexandra O'Loughlin11 Apr 2018

It's competition time at FTA

We are teaming up with Europe's leading Pilot shop and flight equipment supplier Transair to give you the chance to win a David Clark H10-13.4 headset worth £335.

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Posted in: FTA Competition, become a pilot, be a pilot

Bucks visit to Fta 

Charlotte Berrystone08 Mar 2018

We had a very busy Wednesday this week with a visit from students of Bucks University. FTA forged a partnership with the university in 2014, which has successfully grown over the years. In the last 4 years we have welcomed a number of Bucks University students who have gone on to complete their modular training, at various stages within our flight school. 

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Posted in: News, pilot school, be a pilot, cadet, why be a pilot

Top 10 interesting facts about aviation

Charlotte Berrystone11 Nov 2017

1. The world’s busiest commercial airport 

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Posted in: FTA, News, airlines, pilot, be a pilot, women in aviation

Aer Lingus has asked us to spread this exciting news about their biggest ever pilot recruitment drive...

Alexandra O'Loughlin20 Oct 2017

Aer Lingus launches their biggest ever pilot recruitment drive. 

  • Over 100 pilot positions available in one of Europe’s fastest growing airlines
  • Over the next 3 years airline plans to recruit up to 200 pilots
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Posted in: Pilot jobs, be a pilot, Cadet Story

Who is recruiting 'low hour' Pilots?

Alexandra O'Loughlin06 Sep 2017

A big question that is always on a lot of people's minds when thinking about commencing their Pilot training is 'What is the likelihood of getting a job at the end of the process?' With things like financing to take into consideration, taking the big step to follow your dream can be quite a daunting prospect without concrete guarantees. Fear not however; there are plenty of opportunities awaiting you!

With the likes of Boeing and Airbus predicting a huge increase in demand for Pilots, the opportunities for low hour Pilots are only going to become more expansive. With our recent alliance with companies such as Virtual Aviation and Kura Aviation, we are constantly looking at mitigating the risks associated with training and also bridging the gap between training and gaining that all important position as a 'First Officer'.

We have compiled a small sample of the current opportunities that are available for Low Hour Pilots and it is worth mentioning that there are a lot more positions available, not just within the Airline industry (Information accurate at time of publishing):

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Posted in: Pilot jobs, become a pilot, be a pilot

Living the Spanish Dream

Alexandra O'Loughlin31 Aug 2017

Fresh from completing his first Progress Test at our Satellite Campus in Teruel, Spain, we spoke to our student Aman Khanal about his journey so far and what is next in store for his training:

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Posted in: integrated pilot training, become a pilot, INTEGRATED COURSE, be a pilot

University - what's the alternative?

Alexandra O'Loughlin09 Aug 2017

Look to pilot training for an exciting alternative to university…

If you’ve not got the A’Level results you expected then please do not be despondent. Maybe there is an alternative to university you've just not considered yet?

The path to university is likely to be one you’ve considered since completing your GCSEs, and it can be an exciting adventure. The downside is, of course, the cost and the competitive graduate job market.

Pilot training could be the alternative you perhaps never considered. You don’t need to be an expert in aeronautics, an air cadet or have a degree in Mathematics. The pathway to becoming a commercial pilot has never been more straightforward. So before you head into the stress and panic that characterises ‘clearing’ perhaps take a step back and consider a completely different option.

The entry requirements for pilot training at FTA are as follows:

  • 5 GCSEs (including Maths and English)
  • 2 A’Levels (preferred but not required)
  • be aged 18 or above
  • Possess an EASA class 1 medical certificate 
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Posted in: Insider, university, Pilot jobs, INTEGRATED COURSE, be a pilot, CLEARING

Cadet stories: Taariq

Alexandra O'Loughlin10 Mar 2017

We recently caught up with FTA Integrated student Taariq Iqbal, who commenced his pilot training with FTA in 2016. Taariq recently completed his ATPL theory exams and is about to commence his commercial pilot training on our Multi-Engine Diamond DA42 aircraft. Here we found out just what inspired Taariq to become a Pilot:

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Posted in: FTA, become a pilot, be a pilot, flying, atpl, Cadet Story

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