Cathal Byrne Testimonial
My Name is Cathal Byrne. I am 29 years of age and I completed the integrated flight training course in Atlantic Flight Training Academy in October 2019.
Having spent quite a lot of time researching and visiting flight training schools worldwide, my initial impression of AFTA really stood out. I had been given many recommendations from students past and present, so I was eager to visit the school and see it for myself. AFTA were extremely welcoming and took their time to show me around all their facilities on that day and answered any questions I had for them.
Their very modern fleet of aircraft including Cessna 172, Piper Seneca PA-34 and Diamond DA42 are all maintained to the highest of standards, with their onsite maintenance department being a huge and important factor for the smooth running of the school as a whole.
Throughout training I believe AFTA have given me a strong insight into what life will be like in an airline. The excellent standard of training from extremely experienced instructors throughout the academy set them apart from any other. The location at Cork Airport was another huge factor, flying amongst major airlines in challenging weather conditions enhanced my skills rapidly and I believe this will stand to me for the rest of my career.
I completed my APS MCC course in October 2019 in the B737 simulator, 6 weeks later I secured a position as First Officer with Stobart Air and started my Type Rating in February 2020.
I would highly recommend AFTA to any aspiring pilot. With the correct attitude, work ethic and commitment Mark and his team will assure to provide you with the very best training from day one right up to interview preparation for your very first job.
Very many thanks to Mark and all the team at AFTA.