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Ryanair announces exciting cadet sponsorship programme

Charlotte Berrystone07 Mar 2018

Ryanair have just announced some exciting news - a new sponsored type-rating programme!

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Posted in: airlines, Pilot jobs, start pilot training, become a pilot, flying, cost of pilot training, cadet, why be a pilot

What to expect from your pilot medical - the facts

Charlotte Berrystone05 Mar 2018

In order to undertake flight training and become a pilot, you will require a UK issued EASA Class One Medical Certificate. Before paying any money towards a flight programme and signing any agreement, you must see if you meet the required standards and are fit enough to fly. Obtaining your EASA Class One Medical Certificate should be a priority. 

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Posted in: Q&A, FTA, become a pilot, cadets, why be a pilot, medical

Female students discovering the endless possibilities in aviation

Alexandra O'Loughlin23 Nov 2017

Over 37% of FTA’s October intake (on the Integrated Flight Deck Programmes or FDP) were female. If this were any other academic course that statistics would not be so unusual. But with over 94% of pilot jobs held by men, this number suddenly sounds very exciting!

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Posted in: become a pilot, female pilots, aviatrix, cadet

FTA rejects claims that pilot training needs to cost £120,000

Alexandra O'Loughlin08 Nov 2017

The number of people choosing to enter into pilot training is at a 5 year low and you can understand why – the perception that pilot training ‘needs to cost’ £120,000 is eye watering, but most importantly, not true.

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Posted in: finance pilot training, become a pilot, pilot training cost uk, cost of pilot training

Work hard, be committed and focus on the final goal; that right hand seat in the cockpit

Alexandra O'Loughlin20 Sep 2017

We spoke to integrated student Julie about her journey to becoming a pilot. 

Within minutes of meeting with Julie, it’s easy to see why she is training with the flight school today. Julie went solo in 10 hours and has already proven her ability as a strong pilot with great promise.

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Posted in: pilot training, how to become a pilot, integrated pilot training, become a pilot, cock pit

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

The number of cadets training to be pilots in the UK continues to fall short of the mark

Alexandra O'Loughlin29 Aug 2017

It’s been 18 months since we first released our statistical analysis on the throughput of cadets. Here we revisit the latest statistics released by the CAA and question how the numbers stack up.

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Posted in: how to become a pilot, pilot shortage, become a pilot

Studying for your exams at the moment?

Alexandra O'Loughlin24 May 2017

Exam season has just started and we know how stressful this time in your education can be. Whether you are sitting your GCSEs, A'Levels or finals at University, stress is unnecessary and counterproductive to realising your true potential.

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Posted in: FTA, become a pilot, revision advice, Exams

Would you ever fly on a Pilotless plane?

Alexandra O'Loughlin21 Mar 2017

Technology is constantly evolving and is ever present in even the simplest of tasks that we do on a daily basis. Take, for example, the luxury of being able to travel from London to New Zealand in under 24 hours or being able to FaceTime relatives thousands of miles away. These are all things that would have seemed like nothing more than a delusional fantasy back in the early 1900s, when powered flight was in its infancy.

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Posted in: FTA, News, airlines, become a pilot, Pilotless plane

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