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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 […]

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 […]