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 […]
We will be holding our annual flight instructor refresher seminar this June. This seminar is open to any instructors who have an FI rating that is due to expire in the next 12 months. If you would like to attend please e-mail email@example.com.
My name is Piotr, I started my flight training in AFTA in July 2009. Prior to this I had absolutely no experience in aviation and didn’t know anyone in the industry so it was quite an experience! I worked in a full time job to help finance my modular flight training. Nearly 10 years later […]
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 […]
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 […]
Finbarr Lynch is the Chief Engineer at AFTA and has had a passion for flying since he was a child. Finbarr started his aeronautical engineering career in the Irish Air Corps in the early 1990s. We recently interviewed Finbarr to give you an insight into our Engineering Team and the important role they have in […]
My name is James Couldridge and I am 26 years old. I have just recently completed the integrated flight training course, in Atlantic Flight Training Academy in March 2019. I always had a keen interest in aviation and took my first flight experience when I was 15 and quickly decided it was a career I […]
Huge Congratulations to AFTA’s first APS graduates who received their course completion certificates today at the academy. Well done and best of luck in your future airline careers. We are looking forward to seeing you in the skies over Europe in the coming months.
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 […]
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 […]