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 […]


Ryanair Launches Major Pilot Training Programme in Cork

Ryanair, Ireland’s No.1 airline, today (14 Sept) announced a major new training partnership with Cork-based international flight school, Atlantic Flight Training Academy (AFTA) to deliver the Ryanair/AFTA Mentored Pilot Programme. This new 16-month intensive training programme gives trainee pilots a structured path to achieve their pilot licence and reach a standard where they are ready […]

Kathryn Kennelly Testimonial

My name is Kathryn Kennelly. I’m 22 years old and completed the integrated flight training course in Atlantic Flight Training Academy in May 2018. I always had a keen interest in aviation but when I finished school I pursued an accounting degree. I could never get the idea of becoming a pilot out of my […]

Evan Tully Testimonial

My name is Evan Tully. I am currently 20 years of age & completed my integrated flight training course at AFTA in April 2018. It had been a dream of mine to become a commercial pilot from a very young age. I started researching flight schools whilst still in secondary school and came across Atlantic […]

CIT Launch BA International Business with Aviation Studies

Cork Institute of Technology (CIT) has launched a programme which is the first of its kind in Europe. The Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in International Business with Aviation Studies is a programme specifically aimed at those who have been trained as pilots in the aviation industry. Delivered online, the programme builds upon the substantial training […]