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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

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

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

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