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International Women's Day - Tuesday 8th March 2022

Josiah Kirpalani08 Mar 2022

International Women's Day is a global day which celebrates the social, cultural, economic, and political achievements of women. As well as being a day for celebration, a significant part of the day is also making a call to action for accelerating women's equality. 

Aviation is an industry where both of these elements of International Women’s Day can be seen. Great strides have been taken and achieved for female pilots, however, indisputably, more can and needs to be done to ensure that there is true equality in the aviation industry. - Only 5.8% of the world’s airline pilots are female (The International Society of Women Airline Pilots (ISA+21).

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Posted in: pilot training, FTA, pilot, Pilot jobs, become a pilot, be a pilot, women in aviation, female pilots, cadet, careers, easyjet, commercial pilot, airline pilot, pilot interview, cadet stories, Channel 5, #BreakTheBias, British Women Pilots’ Association, International Women's Day, Women in Aviation International

Cadet Stories: Will

Charlotte Berrystone23 Feb 2022

We caught up with FTA student Will who recently completed his PPL with us. Will explains about his love for aviation and discusses his pilot training journey. 

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Posted in: cadets, cadet stories

Heather explains how her love of aviation has helped her persevere through extreme circumstances.

Alexandra O'Loughlin14 Aug 2021

After the most unimaginable 18 months, Heather is able to put aside any negativity and continue to pour her energy into her love of aviation. Most have needed to demonstrate a level of resilience during the pandemic, but Heather has had to switch ATOs and persevere despite extreme upheaval.
This interview will inspire you, as it has us, to trust in yourself and focus on your long-term goals not matter what life throws in your way.

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Posted in: integrated pilot training, pilot, start pilot training, why be a pilot, cadet stories

Ben explains why he enrolled on a full-time course with fta

Alexandra O'Loughlin20 Nov 2020

Ben had planned to fly in the military but the realisation that he would need glasses as a teen, meant reconsidering his options. Already familiar with handling adversity, Ben made a positive decision about his pilot career.

Early inspiration

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Posted in: cadets, commercial pilot, cadet stories, UCAS

Chloe explains her motivation and drive for becoming a pilot

Alexandra O'Loughlin04 Mar 2020

Chloe is currently completing her second module of ATPL Theory at FTA Global. She tells us how she has found her training so far and how despite her father inspiring and supporting to become a pilot, was cautious to first ensure that she was certain it was the career for her. He explained to her the highs and lows of the industry and undeterred she forged ahead certain the vocation is her calling.

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Posted in: become a pilot, atpl theory, youhaveit, cadet stories, UCAS

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