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Sussex-based flight school announce record-breaking flight total for second consecutive month!

Alexandra O'Loughlin25 May 2021

Last year, the UK weather was amazing, and 2021 has been no different. In the past two months, our students have collectively accumulated the highest number of flying hours the company has ever seen. The total hours for March and April 2021 were double that of the same time last year - and indeed the summer of any year! 

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Posted in: FTA, integrated pilot training, commercial pilot, 2021, EASA

Five step guide to preparing for your pilot training

Lottie Watt12 May 2021

Congratulations on choosing to become a commercial pilot. As exciting as it is, we know the training can be very daunting. We have put together a guide to help you prepare for your training. 

Follow our five step guide to place you in the best possible position for your first day at flight school. Whether you're enrolling on an integrated programme, or studying via the modular route, the core essentials for embarking on your commercial pilot training are the same.   

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Posted in: integrated pilot training, start pilot training, atpl, atpl theory, commercial pilot

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

Pilot video drives dramatic increase in interest from trainee female pilots

Alexandra O'Loughlin20 Nov 2020

Earlier this year, we launched an emotional video and it has yielded unexpected results.

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Posted in: pilot, women in aviation, female pilots, commercial pilot

Airline jobs will recover

Alexandra O'Loughlin19 Nov 2020


It's unusual for competing ATOs to launch joint press statements, however this is exactly what happened this week.

We united with three of Europe’s leading Approved Training Organisations (ATOs) in support of the pilot training industry and to demonstrate the duty of care provided to every trainee. Please scroll down to read the full press release.

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Posted in: pilot, commercial pilot, covid-19

20 reasons to train as a pilot in 2020

Charlotte Berrystone24 Sep 2020

Why should you start your pilot training at FTA Global this year?

With just one final opportunity to enrol in 2020, here we give you 20 reasons why we think you should take the next step...

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Posted in: pilot training, how to become a pilot, why be a pilot, commercial pilot, airline pilot

What is an Airline Pilot Standards (APS) Programme?

Alexandra O'Loughlin25 Aug 2020

The Airline Pilot Standards programme is held in high regard by major airlines who recognise the need for pilots to demonstrate a broader set of competencies such as leadership and teamwork, situational awareness, problem solving and decision making. 

Our APS/MCC course (delivered by our training partners Jet Masterclass) sets out to achieve the highest possible exit standard, including unrivalled manual flying technique, ample spare capacity to manage inflight non-normal scenarios, and the broadest possible skill set to pass any airline assessment and transition to the airlines with ease.

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Posted in: integrated pilot training, airlines, APS, commercial pilot, pilot interview

The significance of your social media presence

Alexandra O'Loughlin26 Nov 2019
How important is your social media activity and what impact can it have on your career prospects? The experts argue – a lot!
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Posted in: commercial pilot, airline pilot, social media, privacy, pilot job interviews, pma

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