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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

What to expect from your pilot medical - the facts

Charlotte Berrystone05 Mar 2018

In order to undertake flight training and become a pilot, you will require a UK issued EASA Class One Medical Certificate. Before paying any money towards a flight programme and signing any agreement, you must see if you meet the required standards and are fit enough to fly. Obtaining your EASA Class One Medical Certificate should be a priority. 

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Posted in: Q&A, FTA, become a pilot, cadets, why be a pilot, medical

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

Q&A: FTA - F.I.T - Turkish Airlines Partnership

Rosie Williams14 Oct 2015

Burhan Cug (Future First Officer for Turkish Airlines) is currently training at FTA the F.I.T partnership programme. Here he tells us a bit about why he chose to undertake the programme and how it has been for him so far.

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Posted in: Q&A

Q&A : FTA Competition Winner Takes Flight

Rosie Williams15 Jul 2015

Molly Sanderson, winner of FTA's survey competition at the Virgin Future Flyers and Expert Engineers back in January, came to FTA recently for her free 60-minute flight lesson. Read her Question & Answer session...


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Posted in: FTA Competition, learning to fly, Q&A, flying lesson

Flight Instructor Story : Gary Heron - MCC Manager

Rosie Williams19 Feb 2015

We had the great opportunity of sitting down with Gary Heron - Chief Synthetic Flight Instructor at FTA to discuss his role and the importance of the MCC (Multi Crew Cooperation) element of commercial pilot training.

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Posted in: MCC, pilot training, Q&A

Working For Susi Air - Channel 4's Matt Dearden | FTA

Rosie Williams10 Oct 2014

Matt Dearden from Channel 4’s ‘Worst Place to be a Pilot’ talks to us about his aviation motivation and his role with Susi Air.

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Posted in: Susi air, pilot training, Q&A

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