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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

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

Antonio inspires a generation as he graduates age 54, and secures a job with a European airline

Alexandra O'Loughlin11 Dec 2019
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Posted in: how to become a pilot, learning to fly, pilot, pilot interview

Pilot Personality

George Jarvis10 Sep 2019
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Posted in: instructor courses, learning to fly, pilot, cadet, why be a pilot, careers, student services, interview tips, airline preparation

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

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

Top interview tips for pilots

Alexandra O'Loughlin21 Jan 2019

Congratulations, you’ve got the interview! So, now you need to convince the recruiters that you’re the right person for the job.

In this article, we’ll be providing some top interview tips to help you land that dream job.

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Posted in: learning to fly, flying, why be a pilot, careers, interview, interview tips, airline preparation

Women of Aviation Week - can the gender gap in aviation be readdressed?

Alexandra O'Loughlin07 Mar 2017

We spoke to Paulina, a recent graduate of FTA about what she thought of the gender gap in aviation. Paulina speaks openly about what inspired her to start her pilot training, the sacrifices she made to realise her dream and what advice she would give to anyone interested in pilot training.

A word of warning: her words will inspire you.

Why do you want to become a pilot?

It is my dream, passion and life. I would like to share with you my favourite poem. This is exactly how I feel about flying:

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Posted in: learning to fly, be a pilot, women in aviation, flying

Aviation Jargon

Alexandra O'Loughlin06 Feb 2017

Aviation, like so many other industries, has its own use of jargon. These are words that are designed to be specific to people within the chosen industry or field they operate within. It can be easy for aviation enthusiasts to forget that terms such as an ‘ILS’ or ‘Waypoint’ are not common place to those outside of aviation. Below we have decrypted some of the jargon we use for a bit of fun and to widen people’s knowledge over the different terminology that has become second nature to us:

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Posted in: Insider, learning to fly, FTA, News, airlines, be a pilot, atpl

Myth busting the aviation industry...

Emily Clayden21 Oct 2016

Myth Busting Blog: This blog post aims to answer some of the most common "myths" surrounding the aviation industry and the pilot career path... 

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Posted in: pilot training, learning to fly, Q&A, FTA, News, myths, pilot, Pilot jobs, Funding

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