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Why you should start your pilot training in 2021

Charlotte Berrystone13 Jan 2021

The rollercoaster of lockdowns over last 12 months may have meant a hiatus in your dreams. With the industry expecting a recovery over two years and the training taking the same length of time, it is time for change. 

Apart from a brief closure in 2020, our flight school has remained open and operational throughout the pandemic. With everyone's social calendars on hold as we start  2021 (and therefore a significant lack of distractions) we think that the time for enrolling with the right flight school is now. 

Our full-time programme, an EASA Integrated Flight Deck Programme (FDP), takes two years to complete and starts with theoretical instruction. ATPL Theory at FTA Global is like nothing else in the industry. Outside of instructor-led lessons you will access computer-based training and online books to support with self study. Last year we extended the study period to improve subject comprehension and ensure high results. 

"I was really pleased with my results and have finished ground school with 14 first-time passes and an overall average of 91%." 

It worked. Our ATPL classes continued throughout 2020 using this software, and our students successfully completed their exams with high pass rates and averages, despite the pandemic. The first module of 2021 is being delivered using Microsoft Teams, a video conferencing software, and our plan is to bring everyone on site as soon as it is safe to do so.

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Posted in: integrated pilot training, pilot, start pilot training, be a pilot, 2021, pilot training in 2021

How can I convert my MPL?

Alexandra O'Loughlin26 Sep 2020

We are proud to offer the most comprehensive range modular programmes and packages in the UK.

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Posted in: integrated pilot training, MPL

Do I need a degree to become an airline pilot?

Alexandra O'Loughlin27 Aug 2020

We speak to lots of students who are undecided about whether to pursue their dream of becoming an airline pilot - despite it being a dream from a young age.

It is not uncommon to hear students question whether they should first pursue a degree, on the basis that they 'want something to fall back on'. 

A degree has a lot of value, but it is not required to embark on your pilot training. Read on to learn more about how you may identify whether you have what it takes to become a pilot. 

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Posted in: FTA, university, integrated pilot training, modular pilot training

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

Joe explains how becoming an airline pilot is all he's ever wanted

George Jarvis21 Jul 2020

 

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Posted in: pilot training, learning to fly, integrated pilot training, INTEGRATED COURSE, cadet, why be a pilot, fatpl

A celebration of new beginnings at FTA Global

Alexandra O'Loughlin11 Jul 2020

We are delighted to have officially reopened our main building and the heart of our flight school, Wingfield House. 

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Posted in: integrated pilot training

Lewis shares how he has found his flight training so far, including his experience of ATPL Theory during the lockdown

George Jarvis29 Jun 2020

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.

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Posted in: pilot training, learning to fly, integrated pilot training, INTEGRATED COURSE, cadet, why be a pilot, fatpl

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

Liam offers advice to those embarking on their pilot training

George Jarvis28 Aug 2019

 

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Posted in: pilot training, learning to fly, integrated pilot training, INTEGRATED COURSE, cadet, why be a pilot, fatpl

Integrated vs. Modular – which is the best way to get your frozen ATPL?

Alexandra O'Loughlin14 Mar 2018

Integrated Flight Deck Programmes

If you want to complete your training in under 2 years and can access the funds to pay £87,950 over 18 months then this is absolutely the right option for you.

 

The quicker you can complete your training, the quicker you can apply for roles within airlines and start work as a First Officer. Students that choose this route are typically able to fund this with finance from parents, inheritance, secured loans – or a combination of the above.

With FTA you pay for your course in equal instalments. For example, if you were to enrol on FTA's 2021 Integrated Flight Deck Programme today, you would pay an initial payment of £10, 000 and the remaining balance over 18 months.

The course fee includes all your airport fees, uniform, eBooks, instruction, tests and flight time. The only items you need to fund separately are any repeated phases, and tests. Your accommodation is funded by you too, although support is given to find the right arrangement for you whether it’s a student house, hotel, hosted family or apartment. If integrated training is not viable for you, you can elect to study on a modular basis and it is practical.
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Posted in: modular;, integrated pilot training, modular pilot training, cost of pilot training, why be a pilot

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