Last weekend we ran our final open afternoon of the summer. These events were organised with the sole aim of informing aspiring pilots everything they need to know about life as a pilot.
After the most unimaginable 18 months, Heather is able to put aside any negativity and continue to pour her energy into her love of aviation. Most have needed to demonstrate a level of resilience during the pandemic, but Heather has had to switch ATOs and persevere despite extreme upheaval.
This interview will inspire you, as it has us, to trust in yourself and focus on your long-term goals not matter what life throws in your way.
We were delighted to welcome our new FDP students on 21 June. It really is a fantastic time of year to start. With covid-19 cases and hospitalisations on the decrease, our students can enjoy the closest thing to a 'normal' training experience that's been possible for over 12 months.
Our classes are small, and students are socially distanced in lessons, and flight operations. With theoretical instruction delivered onsite, students can enjoy interactive classes with in-person student engagement and create friendships that will last a lifetime.
With our June enrolment complete we now look to our September start date which is 20th of the month. September has always been the most popular month to enrol on our integrated course. Students have spent the last 13 years in class, like to make the most of their summer holidays. Read on for our ‘top five reasons to enrol on our FDP’ this year:
Our aim is to help you to make the most informed choice for your pilot training.
Earlier this month we hosted an online discussion panel regarding modular and integrated pilot training. Our panel of students and pilots answered your questions on the difference between the two routes and the benefits they have enjoyed, training via their preferred route.
First, let us introduce our panel:
"We all say that we are certain Martyn built aviation in his back garden. He has an incredible amount of knowledge that you can tell he enjoys passing on to others. No question in the classroom is ever left unanswered and he is always happy to explain in that extra bit of detail if you’re finding it hard to understand something" - Chloe, FTA Student.
We are pleased to announce that we will freeze the price of our modular training for all ab initio students who embark on their PPL this year.
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.
We spoke to FTA student Dan about his experience as a cadet.