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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 […]

AFTA Celebrate International Women’s Day

Happy International Women’s Day to all female aviators at AFTA & internationally. Today in AFTA we are celebrating with our female cadets, some of which are pictured here, who are following their dreams to become a Pilot. Photo includes Beatrice Secchi, Elaine Acheson, Rachel McBurney, Gabriela Chaves, Eimer Larkin, Sinead Dunne, Rachel Mc Grath (Flight […]

Kevin Brooks Testimonial

My name is Kevin Brooks and I am a First Officer with British Airways. I joined Atlantic Flight Training Academy in November 2015 on an integrated course having come straight from secondary school. Having looked at a number of training organisations around Europe AFTA stood out to me. From the outset it was clear that […]

AFTA Graduates

Congratulations to AFTA graduates Jonathan Ogay and Catherine Kennelly from everyone at AFTA. Jonathan and Catherine received their course completion qualifications at Ryanair headquarters having recently completed their Boeing 737 Type rating. Photographed with Ryanair Deputy Chief Pilot Captain Aidan Murray and Ryanair Chief Pilot Captain Ray Conway. A fantastic achievement. Well done 🙂

First Alsim Simulator In Ireland: Atlantic Flight Training Academy (AFTA) Selects Alsim AL42 Device

Atlantic Flight Training Academy (AFTA) is pleased to announce the selection of the AL42 VI simulator from Alsim located in Nantes, France. This will be the first Alsim simulator in Ireland. The device, which is an exact replica of the Diamond DA42, will be delivered during the first trimester of 2019. Capt. Mark Casey, Atlantic Flight Training […]

AFTA to Recruit & Train Cadet Pilots at Waterford Airport

Cork based international flight school, Atlantic Flight Training Academy (AFTA), has announced the official opening of its second Irish Pilot Training and Recruitment base, located at Waterford Airport. Today’s announcement follows the recent launch in Cork of a new Mentored Pilot Programme Partnership between AFTA and Ryanair. AFTA’s new 16-month intensive cadet training programme gives […]