Another cause for celebration as Turkish Airlines cadet Gorkem Tunay completes his first solo at the academy today. Gorkem pictured here with his instructor Matt Gilmer. Keep up the hard work Gorkem!!!!
Congratulations to Air Astana cadets Rustem and Marsel who completed their MCC/JOC at the academy yesterday. Pictured here with their MCC instructor Mark Slade. Best of luck in your future careers.
Huge congratulations to Turkish Airlines cadet Bugra Kaya on completing his first solo at the academy. A huge achievement for any pilot and very much deserved.
AFTA modular student Ken Gregory busy finishing his MEIR training today in GBMJO with AFTA Deputy CFI Seb Pike. Ken is starting his new career as a first officer with Norwegian Air Shuttle in September so is right on track to be completed on time.
Some lovely photos taken by AFTA instructor Pablo Aguirre while on a recent sortie to West Cork.
Don’t forget our open day takes place Sunday 21st August starting at 11:00am at our main academy in the airport business park. From 11:00-14:00pm we will have guest speakers from Ryanair, Cathay Pacific, the RAF and numerous pilot recruitment agencies, ready to answer any queries you might have about flight training and career prospects afterwards. […]
With some great long days of flying, it’s good to have something to break it up from time to time. AFTA are great for organising a number of social events throughout the year for students and staff to be unleashed on to the streets of Cork. That might make us sound like a pack of […]
Some great shots taken by AFTA crew rostering manager Rob O’Connor of an IFR training detail in GBMJO to Shannon. We can see senior instructor Barry Twomey putting Air Astana cadet Sergey Dolgopolov through his paces in the Piper Seneca PA34. One of the many advantages of completing your flight training in Ireland is the wide […]
An interesting read from aircraft manufacturer Boeing. https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-07-25/boeing-sees-need-for-30-850-new-pilots-a-year-as-travel-soars
An amazing picture taken by AFTA Deputy CFI Seb Pike of Cork city in the early hours of the morning on departure from RWY35.