6 lucky Venture scouts from all over Ireland were the surprise winners of a 30 minute flying lesson with AFTA. Venture Scouts range from 15 to 17 years of age. The programme involves a wide variety of exciting and adventurous activities, where the Venture Scouts themselves are responsible for designing, planning and implementing their activities.…Details
AFTA Operations Rob O’Connor captured this sunset shot through the rear window of G-BMJO on the ramp at Cork International Airport.
Great shot, Rob! Nice to see the summer has arrived:)!
Congratulations to AFTA Cadet, Aodhgan Tuohy on his first solo flight, pictured here with AFTA Flight Instructor Alan Walsh.
Well Done, Aodhgan! from “TEAM AFTA”
AFTA Operations Caroline Twomey takes a trip flying high over the River Blackwater, Ireland’s third largest river, which rises in the mountains east of Killarney. She left from Cork Airport, meeting up with the river flowing east towards Lismore, where it finally enters the sea at Youghal. There are few if any, rivers in Ireland…Details
AFTA Pilot Training September Blog – Marc O’Gorman I would like to introduce you to Marc O’Gorman who started his fully integrated pilot training programme with AFTA this July 2015. Each month he will be writing a blog from the cadet’s viewpoint. We hope you enjoy his monthly accounts of life at Atlantic Flight Training Academy as a cadet…Details
Superb footage of the Foynes Air Show 2015, from AFTA’s Aerobatics Instructor and ex RAF pilot, Gerry Humphreys, caputuring the essence of this small town of Foynes on the Shannon Estuary, Co. Limerick Foynes earned it’s place in history in the late 1930s and early 1940s, when it became the home to one of the…Details
Congratulations to Paul Lennon who has just signed a contract with Flybe! Paul completed his Fully Integrated Pilot Training Programme with Atlantic Flight Training Academy, and he is now due to start his type rating at the end of Sept. Well done Paul, from the “AFTA TEAM”. Paul is the fifth AFTA pilot to be recruited…Details
It was a full house for Atlantic Flight Training Academy when it opened its doors to the public on Sunday 16 August. AFTA was delighted to welcome so many interested people for a very busy day indeed. Great to see a full house from start time of 11am, and events got underway almost immediately. M.D.…Details
No stranger to flying or to Kinsale, AFTA Flight Operations, Caroline Twomey, who holds a PPL and is a native, was the ideal person to bring our new Air Astana cadet pilots out for a day on the water. Very often, our overseas cadets reaction when they fly for the first time over Cork is…Details