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Becoming a pilot was a childhood dream for Hannah

George Jarvis03 Mar 2020

Hannah has recently become a pilot for Lauda. Hannah completed her training by  what's called as the 'modular route' complete each flight phase it its entirety, back to back. We were fortunate to get to know Hannah when she enrolled on our MEP, ME IR ME CPL course package (advanced flight training).

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Posted in: pilot training, FTA, pilot, Cadet Story, flybe, flybe pilot, youhaveit

Jordan explains how his love of planes as a child lead to becoming a pilot with Ryanair

Charlotte Berrystone21 Jun 2019

 Jordan’s love of flying starting as a child where he was surrounded by the thrill of aeroplanes all around him. Whilst working as a journalist in London, he realised where his heart belonged and did a dramatic career change to become a commercial pilot. Now working at Ryanair, we sat down with him to discuss his journey of a lifetime.

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Posted in: why be a pilot, Flight training FAQ, Cadet Story, interview tips, commercialpilottraining, fatpl

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

FTA graduate Steve, reflects on his journey to his role as captain with Loganair

Alexandra O'Loughlin08 Jan 2019

Steve worked at our school as a flight instructor before moving on to a role with the airline. 

He reflects on his early days learning to fly, life working as an instructor before sharing his exciting news about a promotion with his employer, Loganair.

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Posted in: flight instructor, why be a pilot, FLIGHT INSTRUCTOR JOB, flight instructor rating, careers, interview, Cadet Story

FTA graduate Demetris offers an insight into his journey to becoming a pilot

Charlotte Berrystone26 Nov 2018
Completing our Modular CPL IR course with us just last week, Demetris explains to FTA what made him become a pilot, his journey to where he is and his plans for the future. When he is not studying and training, he is working on his YouTube channel - Great Flyer Aviation which has nearly a quarter of a million followers. He regularly posts videos of his journey and has a massive fan base.
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Posted in: modular pilot training, cadets, why be a pilot, interview, Cadet Story

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

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

Mark explains how timing and research is everything when training to become a pilot

Charlotte Berrystone01 May 2018

We spoke to integrated student Mark, who will soon complete his pilot training with FTA. Mark came back to pilot training after realising that the time simply wasn't right in 2011 when he first wanted to embark on his dream.

Mark explained to us how timing was crucial and how his burning desire to become a pilot would simply never go away. 

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Posted in: pilot careers live, pilot training, cadet, why be a pilot, Cadet Story, easyjet, easyjet pilot

Kamil explains how he's just secured a job with a commercial airline after completing the BESTPILOT programme

Alexandra O'Loughlin02 Apr 2018

When did you decide you wanted to become a pilot?

I was about 6. The seed was planted when I learnt there was a pilot in my family two generations back flying in the 1950’s! I made a entirely committed decision to become a pilot after my A-Levels when I identified Bucks New University offered Air Transport Management with Airline Pilot Training degree.
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Posted in: university, airlines, pilot school, become a pilot, flying, cock pit, cadet, why be a pilot, Cadet Story

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