We are an elite flight training academy for professional pilots. If you are interested in a career as a pilot, we would like the opportunity to provide you with the highest quality, customer-focused training experience that places you central to the learning process. We put our students at the heart of everything we do. We offer an innovative training environment for theoretical, simulator and flight training to develop both your trainability and employability as an individual pilot. With our home at Brighton City Airport, we are one of the only commercial flight schools to base 100% of our pilot training from a single site in the UK and we offer both modular and integrated programmes.
FTA can deliver integrated and modular training for both the UK CAA and European EASA licences. This means that once your training is complete, you will be eligible to apply for airlines and operators based in the UK and in Europe, ensuring maximum future employability. We offer this dual licence opportunity at no extra cost.
Our south coast location and close proximity to EU airspace means that there is no better place in the UK to train to become a commercial pilot for your UK CAA and / or EASA licence(s). With English being the international language of aviation, training here is also the perfect way to improve your English communication skills. Busy airspace and a variety of weather conditions all help our students develop the skills, experience and confidence to succeed in landing the best possible positions as professional pilots.
Our instructors and staff come from a wide range of backgrounds and experience, from commercial airlines to the military. This allows us to tailor our teaching methods to best suit the individual student and their needs. Our instructors are friendly, professional, and trained to above industry standards. We pride ourselves on the accessibility of our instructors, and students here always know that they can approach their instructors about any issue with their training and progress.
Support from our dedicated student services team is available to all, to ensure that your accommodation and non-academic needs are covered. We take pride in the fact that we are constantly in contact with our students, keeping them updated on multiple platforms. Studying at FTA means living in or near to Brighton – one of the UK’s most vibrant cities. Brighton has a cosmopolitan, friendly and creative atmosphere, with a character unlike anywhere else in Britain.
In addition to pilot training, we provide our students with airline preparation training including CV writing and interview workshops, to be completely prepared for applying for your first professional positions and to guide you through the job application process. Our graduates have gone on to secure roles with major airlines globally, including BA, easyJet, Ryanair, Jet2, Etihad, and many more.
FTA, Wingfield House, Brighton City Airport, West Sussex. BN43 5FF, UK
- Integrated Flight Deck Programme
- Modular commercial pilot training including renewals & revalidations and conversions
- Flight Instructor Course (A)
Aircraft & Simulator
- 9 x Piper PA28
- 5 x Diamond Star DA40
- 3 x Diamond Twin Star DA42
- 2 x ALSIM AL42 Flight Simulator
- 2 x Slingsby T67M Firefly (through our training provider Flight Performance Training)
- B737-800W Simulator (through our training provider Jet Masterclass)
Approvals & Partnerships
- European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA)
- UK Civil Aviation Authority (UK CAA)
For our Integrated Flight Deck Programme, our entry requirements include:
- Possess at least 5 x GCSEs, to include Maths, English and Science (or equivalent), at grade 4 (C) or higher
- Preferably 2 x A levels or equivalent
- Be aged 18 years or over
- Have a valid class 1 medical certificate under the appropriate authority