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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

FTA CELEBRATES THE SUCCESSFUL FIRST YEAR OF THEIR FLIGHT INSTRUCTOR COURSES

Josiah Kirpalani12 Jan 2022

2021 saw FTA run its first series of their Flight Instructor Course (FIC). 7 students undertook the course to become a UK Flight Instructor (FI), FI(A).

‘I believe FTA offers one of the best courses in the country’. David Hoy, FIC Instructor. 

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Posted in: instructor courses, flight instructor training, pilot training, pilot, Pilot jobs, instructor, pilot trainnig, flight instructor, flight instructor rating, careers, flight training, flight training uk

FLIGHT INSTRUCTOR COURSE (FIC) STUDENT, TED

Josiah Kirpalani12 Jan 2022

We caught up with Ted, a recent FIC student at FTA to hear about his time on the FIC, his background, and his honest advice to those considering FTA’s FIC.

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Posted in: instructor courses, pilot training, FTA, pilot, Pilot jobs, instructor, flight instructor, flight instructor rating, careers, pilot interview, flight training

FTA Global featured by US publisher, CNBC.com

Alexandra O'Loughlin14 Nov 2019
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Posted in: pilot training cost uk, why be a pilot, careers, interview, fatpl, JOC, APS

Do you have a 'Pilot Personality'?

George Jarvis10 Sep 2019
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Posted in: instructor courses, learning to fly, pilot, cadet, why be a pilot, careers, student services, interview tips, airline preparation

Airline Preparation specialists Jet MASTERCLASS explain what 'APS' means and the qualities that make a good pilot

Alexandra O'Loughlin04 Jul 2019

We spoke to the owners of Jet MASTERCLASS, our partners in pilot training and airline preparation specialists. Director and co-founder of Jet MASTERCLASS, Frank Jukes, explains why they started the business, which is already proving extremely popular, supplying pilot training for major, UK-based airlines.

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Posted in: why be a pilot, careers, airline preparation, commercialpilottraining

AirlinePrep and Demystifying Airline Interviews

George Jarvis10 May 2019

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Posted in: pilot trainnig, cadet, why be a pilot, careers, interview, student services

easyJet pilot Tim, explains how he completed his training while working in Air Traffic

Alexandra O'Loughlin15 Feb 2019
 

We managed to get some of Tim's time, a modular student from FTA who since completing his training, has been pretty much non stop.

Soon after finishing his advanced pilot training at FTA, he went into a role as a calibration pilot and travelled around the world. He's now secured a First Officer position with easyJet and realised his dream of becoming an airline pilot.

Tim has worked extremely hard to be where he is now. He once worked in Air Traffic at Brighton City Airport while completing his training, a job which is in itself a demanding role. However, he made it work and completed his training at the end of 2016 before swapping his headset in air traffic control for a seat in an aircraft as a commercial pilot. It's been our pleasure to be part of his story and we hope to stay in touch with Tim as he progresses through his career.
 

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Posted in: airlines, modular pilot training, why be a pilot, careers, interview

Top interview tips for pilots

Alexandra O'Loughlin21 Jan 2019

Congratulations, you’ve got the interview! So, now you need to convince the recruiters that you’re the right person for the job.

In this article, we’ll be providing some top interview tips to help you land that dream job.

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Posted in: learning to fly, flying, why be a pilot, careers, interview, interview tips, airline preparation

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

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