Dan Straum Testimonial

My time in AFTA was a very steep learning curve, even before I enrolled! I did preparations home before enrolling,
to also be able to cope up with the intense and interesting subject of the B737 and all its systems.

In AFTA, we had really experienced and motivated teachers, who had just the right knowledge to get you proficient
and to get you up to speed with the high standard needed to become a Ryanair pilot, thank you for sharing your knowledge!

Isaac Pissarro Testimonial

I started my training with AFTA on the Ryanair Mentored Programme in October 2020 and finished in May 2022. 

I thoroughly enjoyed my time with AFTA. It was a great learning environment with positive, friendly instructors who always encouraged us to push our limits and fly to the best of our ability with a mindset of moving into a commercial aircraft cockpit. The AFTA team was always very helpful with any issues we may have had in all aspects of our training. 

I availed of the Graduate Development Programme in preparation for my Ryanair assessment. Once again everyone was very helpful, with the HR, technical and simulator parts of the assessment all being covered in depth. Looking back I feel I was very well prepared for the assessment thanks to AFTA’s up to date Graduate Development Programme. 

Shaun Traviss Testimonial

I recently completed my training with AFTA as a Ryanair Mentored Program Cadet. My training included a multi engine CPL, ME/IR, APS MCC and AUPRT training in order to convert my ICAO South African ATPL into an EASA IAA CPL.

AFTA is a world class flight school with state-of-the-art aircraft, simulators and support structures. The instructors are extremely professional and the staff take personal interest in ensuring that your training progresses smoothly and efficiently.

The Ryanair Mentored Program that AFTA offers includes an Airline Prep Course and this, together with the APS MCC course, were instrumental in me being successful during my Ryanair Interview. 

I am extremely grateful to AFTA and all its staff for the excellent training I received and for helping me achieve my goal of becoming a Ryanair Cadet. Thank you!

Joseph Aquilina Testimonial

Having completed the Ryanair Mentored Programme – Gateway 2 at AFTA I can gladly say that the course was very well structured with a clear programme which was very professionally executed. All of the instructors had very good knowledge of the aircraft and SOPs.
The support given to the students is second to none. All of the staff at AFTA closely follow their students and not just during their course but also during the airline assessment preparation phase.
Overall the experience with AFTA was truly rewarding and also a successful one since I have now been successful in my airline assessment and will soon start my type rating.

Nicole Hipson Testimonial

Being a Modular student, AFTA was able to provide me with the platform that I needed to achieve my dreams whilst working full time as Cabin Crew with British Airways. From start to finish AFTA have been incredibly supportive and ensuring that I performed at a optimum level to ensure I was Airline ready once all my training was completed. I have to thank all the instructors for their impeccable teaching and to all the staff behind the scenes that allow the operations to happen. A highly recommended school and one that I’m extremely proud to say helped me achieve my life long ambition.

Layla Allan Testimonial

After attending LHR Pilot Careers Live and speaking with professionals, I knew immediately that AFTA stood out from the rest. AFTA’s high levels of training, safe & effective SOPs, exposure to all weather conditions in commercial airspace are a testament to trusting the training as a pathway to the flight deck and beyond. The Ryanair Mentored APS MCC in the Boeing 737 simulator along with the Graduate Development Programme serves as excellent preparation for airline assessment and the ultimate goal of becoming an airline pilot. Thank you to all of the AFTA team for your support and guidance; I can’t wait to start my Type Rating next month! I would highly recommend AFTA as a fantastic investment in your future.

Martin Scott Testimonial

I thoroughly enjoyed my whole experience with AFTA. From making initial contact about an assessment right through to my CPL and MEIR Flight Tests and APS MCC course, AFTA helped guide me through the whole process, helping to keep it as straight forward and stress free as possible.  Their staff always went the extra mile to ensure high training standards were maintained and also that the course was enjoyable!  Even through a Pandemic, AFTA were able to successfully keep operating with new safety procedures in place to ensure the safety of all students and instructors at all times. The preparation also given to me leading up to my assessment and interview with Ryanair was second to none. I felt very confident heading into the assessment day and I was thankfully rewarded with an offer of employment a few weeks later. I would highly recommend AFTA to anyone considering a career in commercial aviation, and wish all the Team at AFTA all the best success in the future.

Hugh Maguire Testimonial

I would definitely recommend AFTA to anyone, they brought me from zero hours to airline ready in 16 months! The guidance throughout was great, I never felt like I was going through on my own. The flight instructors are exceptional, and together with variable weather conditions in Cork and a varied fleet at AFTA, they produce some of the best pilots around. Finally. The Boeing 737 simulator is one of their best assets, it really helps with preparation towards the ultimate goal of being an airline first officer. Going to AFTA has stood to me so far in my career and I’m sure it will for a long time to come.

Nathan Hampton-Jones

AFTA have been exceptional for helping myself and many others undertake Commercial Flight Training. The Staff and Instructors are always personable and subsequently willing to go the extra mile to help students, offering support at any stage. The teaching standard throughout PPL and ATPL Ground School was outstanding, maintaining inspiring classes while also allowing our independence through self-study.

The fleet of aircraft held by AFTA is impressive; thoroughly cared for by a dedicated team of Engineers and Technicians who evidently take great pride in their work, which results in immaculate aircraft for the Students, Instructors and Examiners to fly. Operating out of both Cork International Airport and Waterford Regional Airport pushes each Student to differentiate procedures and understand the importance of adapting to varying situations – a key skill for a Commercial Pilot.

Overall, I am sincerely filled with pleasure and honoured to say that I completed training with the Atlantic Flight Training Academy. I enjoyed every flight from the Private Pilot License through to the Multi-Engine Instrument Rating, and especially the Multi Crew Cooperation phase. I extend a massive thank you to every member of the AFTA team for their help and kindness!

Colm Murphy

AFTA’s world class fleet, coupled with the fact training happens in a busy commercial airport, means students get a real-world airline experience from their first day of flying. Experienced, knowledgeable and approachable instructors provide great support for all aspects of the course. Colm Murphy, Ryanair Mentored Programme