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Choose the best location in the world to train - the UK

Alexandra O'Loughlin07 Jan 2020
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Posted in: integrated pilot training, pilot, flight instructor, Flight training FAQ, airline pilot

The positive predictions continue for the aviation industry...

Alexandra O'Loughlin19 Dec 2019
Each year market experts publish a report on their predictions for the aviation industry. Amongst all the Brexit uncertainty you could be forgiven for taking a ‘wait and see’ approach to forecasting what employment prospects will be and the impact on your training.
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Posted in: employment rate, FTA, cadets, flight instructor, flybe pilot, ryanair pilot

What is it like to work as a ground school instructor?

Alexandra O'Loughlin09 Dec 2019

We interviewed Matt, who has recently joined FTA instructing the ATPL Theory. Popular and enthusiastic Matt has wasted no time in making the role his own. Not long out of university, it could be daunting for a recent graduate to standing in front of a class of 15 or 20 students explaining the principles of flight such as lift augmentation or aerodynamic limitations. Still, he loves it: “I like to know I’m helping others understand and revise the content, it’s a great feeling”. He explains his gratitude for finding a role that enables him to continue with learning and progressing his aviation knowledge. FTA Global reward excellence and sponsor employees to increase their experience and progress with their career. First, he tells about how it all started:

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Posted in: flight instructor, interview, pilot job interviews

Sarah explains how and why she became an instructor

Charlotte Berrystone19 Sep 2019

Ibiza DJ - turned commercial pilot Sarah is one of FTA's longest serving employees. Sarah has worked at FTA as an instructor since the beginning where she is popular with all students and staff. She took time from her busy schedule to share her advice for those considering the career.

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Posted in: FTA, become a pilot, instructor, flight instructor, why be a pilot, interview

Former FTA Instructor Jerome discusses his journey to becoming a pilot for RyanAir

Charlotte Berrystone14 Jun 2019

Experienced pilot and First Officer Jerome, talks us through his unexpected journey to becoming a First Officer for Ryanair and how he’ll never lose his love for teaching.

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Posted in: Ryanair, flight instructor, why be a pilot, FLIGHT INSTRUCTOR JOB, interview, ryanair pilot

Why work as a flight instructor?

Alexandra O'Loughlin14 Jun 2019

Before our Flight Instructor Pablo went off to pastures new, he agreed to complete quickfire Q&A for us. Pablo was a great asset to the company and really enjoyed his time teaching FTA students. His responses offer great insight into 'why to get into flight instruction'.

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Posted in: become a pilot, be a pilot, instructor, flight instructor

How and why we de-ice aircraft before flying

Charlotte Berrystone07 Feb 2019

With the winter weather hitting hard over the last few weeks, sub-zero temperatures and ice mean that our aircraft have to de-iced before flying. De-icing is the process of removing ice from the aircraft. In order to take off safely, the whole aircraft must remain clear of ice or any other contaminants. 

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Posted in: flying, flight instructor, aircraft, diamond fleet, weather conditions, winter

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

What is it like to work as an Instructor? Chief Flight Instructor James explains what motivated him to pursue his career.

Alexandra O'Loughlin12 Dec 2018

For many of our pilots, the desire to pursue a flying career started as a childhood dream and ambition. That’s certainly true of James, our Chief Flight Instructor. James’s flight training ultimately led him down an unexpected path when his instructor suggested that he trained to teach.

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Posted in: instructor, flight instructor, flight instructor rating, CFI

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: flight instructor, cost of pilot training, why be a pilot, flight instructor rating, aircraft, diamond fleet, interview, Cadet Story

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