AFTA & Six West Student Aviation Initiative

Ireland is at the forefront of global aviation. Nurturing and retaining young talent on our shores is a vital part of maintaining Ireland’s continued success and its position as a global leader in the industry. Encouraging entrepreneurial thinking and innovative ideas, whilst viewing failure as a springboard for further development, are key to our success, […]

AFTA Celebrate Girls in Aviation Day

In 2015, WAI (Women in Aviation International) launched Girls in Aviation Day. The day is intended to interest girls, ages 8 to 17, in aviation careers. We are proud of play apart in encouraging young girls to consider a career in aviation by visiting schools, participating in careers days and highlighting the many achievements of our […]

Student Blog Part 2 – Beatrice Secchi – Ryanair Mentorship Programme

Ciao a tutti! Here we go with the next stage of my journey! ???? It has been another busy few months flying but I have to tell you about one of my highlights as a Ryanair mentored cadet. My classmates and I had the chance to visit Cork airport to have a tour with Base […]

Student Blog Part 1 – Beatrice Secchi – Ryanair Mentorship Programme

Ciao! My name is Beatrice, I’m 25 years old and from Milano in Italy. I’m a Ryanair cadet at Altlantic Flight Training Academy in Cork. Every month I will keep you updated on my progress and share my stories about my flight training at AFTA. Nice to meet you (piacere di conoscervi) and thanks for […]

The Bachelor of Arts (Honours Degree) in International Business with Aviation Studies

Cork Institute of Technology School of Business (CIT) have announced they are now taking applications from commercial pilots for their two year online Bachelor of Arts degree in International Business with Aviation Studies for the academic year 2019/2020. The BA in International Business with Aviation was designed and created specifically for commercial pilots in conjunction […]

AFTA Ryanair Cadets Visit Boeing 737-800 at Cork Airport

Last week cadets on the Ryanair Pilot Mentorship Programme had the opportunity to visit a Ryanair Boeing 737-800 at Cork Airport with Ryanair’s Base Captain, Captain Brian Coomey and First Officer Shane Collins (AFTA graduate). During the visit, students were able to sit in the cockpit as Captain Brian Coomey explained to them the systems […]