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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

Cadet stories: Dan

Lottie Watt07 Dec 2020

We spoke to FTA student Dan about his experience as a cadet. 

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Posted in: pilot, be a pilot, cadets

Pilot video drives dramatic increase in interest from trainee female pilots

Alexandra O'Loughlin20 Nov 2020

Earlier this year, we launched an emotional video and it has yielded unexpected results.

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Posted in: pilot, women in aviation, female pilots, commercial pilot

Airline jobs will recover

Alexandra O'Loughlin19 Nov 2020


It's unusual for competing ATOs to launch joint press statements, however this is exactly what happened this week.

We united with three of Europe’s leading Approved Training Organisations (ATOs) in support of the pilot training industry and to demonstrate the duty of care provided to every trainee. Please scroll down to read the full press release.

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Posted in: pilot, commercial pilot, covid-19

Becoming a pilot was a childhood dream for Hannah

George Jarvis03 Mar 2020

Hannah has recently become a pilot for Lauda. Hannah completed her training by  what's called as the 'modular route' complete each flight phase it its entirety, back to back. We were fortunate to get to know Hannah when she enrolled on our MEP, ME IR ME CPL course package (advanced flight training).

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Posted in: pilot training, FTA, pilot, Cadet Story, flybe, flybe pilot, youhaveit

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

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 training cheat sheet

Alexandra O'Loughlin29 Oct 2019
Our aim is to help you to make the most informed choice for your pilot training. 
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Posted in: pilot training, how to become a pilot, pilot, be a pilot, atpl, frozen atpl, aviation courses

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

Quick fire question and answer session with Jet MASTERCLASS' Directors Rob Bleker and Frank Jukes...

Alexandra O'Loughlin05 Jul 2019

1. What are the common issues you see during simulator training?

Some of the issues we witness can be found above, but other notable issues can stem from an over-eagerness to impress. Students that are keen to excel in the simulator can sometimes try to point score against their peers, or fail to listen, and therefore fail to comprehend essential teaching points. These behaviours do not reflect well on the candidate and will be picked up by a pilot recruiter during a simulator or group assessment.

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Posted in: MCC, pilot training, Q&A, airlines, pilot, Pilot jobs, JOC, APS

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