We spoke with Joe, who has dreamt of a career in aviation for as long as he can remember. He tells us how the location and UK-based training were major reasons why he chose FTA for his flight training. Joe offers advice for those considering pilot training in the future.
We spoke with Integrated student Lewis, who has just finished his time in Ground School. He spoke to us about his experience with learning remotely during quarantine and his motivation for becoming a pilot.
Why not swap a class room and 3-4 year course, for flying lessons and just 18 months of study?
Is flight training the alternative to university you've not yet considered?
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.
Fresh from completing his first Progress Test at our Satellite Campus in Teruel, Spain, we spoke to our student Aman Khanal about his journey so far and what is next in store for his training:
Look to pilot training for an exciting alternative to university…
If you’ve not got the A’Level results you expected then please do not be despondent. Maybe there is an alternative to university you've just not considered yet?
The path to university is likely to be one you’ve considered since completing your GCSEs, and it can be an exciting adventure. The downside is, of course, the cost and the competitive graduate job market.
Pilot training could be the alternative you perhaps never considered. You don’t need to be an expert in aeronautics, an air cadet or have a degree in Mathematics. The pathway to becoming a commercial pilot has never been more straightforward. So before you head into the stress and panic that characterises ‘clearing’ perhaps take a step back and consider a completely different option.
The entry requirements for pilot training at FTA are as follows:
- 5 GCSEs (including Maths and English)
- 2 A’Levels (preferred but not required)
- be aged 18 or above
- Possess an EASA class 1 medical certificate