Alex Passes CPL First Time!

And that’s another first-time pass!

Alexander flew from our Bournemouth Base with a CAA examiner who tested him on his ability to navigate, handling of the aircraft, as well as putting Alex to the test by simulating emergencies.

Alex has trained with our CFI, BLD08, who brought him up to speed for his skills test. Through BLD08’s mentoring, Alex flew our PA28 Arrow, Hotel Juliet, safely and skilfully throughout all phases of the flight and clearly left an impression on the examiner.

Alex, who already holds an MEP, will now head into the FNPTII with BLD08 to start training for the Instrument Rating.

Congratulations Alex and keep working hard!

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Quentin Passes CPL First Time!

Congratulations to Quentin from all of us at BCFT!

Quentin joined us at the end of April and trained with our instructor BLD10. He flew to an excellent standard throughout his 25 hour CPL and was quickly put forward for his CPL skills test.

Quentin took off with EXM58 on a planned route to the village of Street, in the county of somerset before being asked to do a diversion. Having successfully completed the divert, he then proceeded onwards to Exeter where he completed a series of circuits. Finally, Quentin was then tested on his general handling skills and basic instrument flying before flying back to Bournemouth where he received the fantastic news of having passed his CPL first time!

Quentin will now proceed onto the MEP next week to continue the rest of his training, after a weekend of celebration.

Congratulations and best of luck in the rest of your training!

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100% Pass Rate!

A huge congratulations to our ATPL students, who today, have received the news that they have ALL passed their exams this week.

The ATPL exams are not a walk in the park and so we are very proud to hear that every single one of our residential students sitting exams this week, all passed. This achievement is a reflection of how hard they have worked in the past 2 months.

For some individuals, it is the end of ground school having completed the 14 theoretical exams. As for the other students, they now have a weekend outside of the books to unwind themselves, ready for the next phase of exams on Monday. They will be rejoining the classroom with our new intake of ground school students, ready to take on the next set of exams.

Congratulations and keep working hard!

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Good Luck!

We would like to wish all the best to our current ground school students who are sitting their ATPL exams this week at Gatwick.

We know that under the guidance of our excellent ground school instructors and Padpilot’s fantastic E-Learning resources, our students will receive great results.

If you would like to join our ATPL ground school or would like to know more, get in touch. 

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Flight Instructor Course

It’s another rainy, grey day here at BCFT but that doesn’t mean we’re not busy, especially our current FIC students, Mark and Tony, who have plenty of briefings to work on.

The FIC entails 30 hours of flying, of which 25 is with the instructor and 5 with a fellow student on a mutual flight to consolidate what you have learnt.

As an instructor, you’ll not only be teaching in the air but also on the ground too. As a result, you will go through a comprehensive 125-hour ground school where you will be taught how to deliver briefings in order to achieve the best understanding out of your students.

The course ends with a skill test, where you will have to “teach” and examiner by delivering a pre-flight brief before taking off and teaching the exercise in the air. Needless to say, we are more than confident in all students under BLD26’s guidance who’s most previous intake all passed the first time.

So if you want to become an instructor, then get in touch! 

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Don’t get “tide” down!

Our student’s benefit from having hotel accommodation just minutes from the golden beaches of Bournemouth. This ideal location allows for those flying and for those studying hard in the ATPL groundschool to have a place to unwind after a days work.

The fantastic weather on the south coast not only allows for ideal flying conditions but permits our students to enjoy a few weekend BBQs on the beach or allows them to cycle or walk along Bournemouth’s miles long promenade.

So if you want to make the most of the UK flying weather (perhaps not on days like today) and a hotel exclusive to our students, then get in touch! 

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Course Yankee 4-06-2018

Course Yankee will be our latest intake of modular students ready to start the ATPL Ground school on the 4th of June.

The ground school is one of the biggest phases of flight training where students will have 750 hours of tuition that will prepare them for the 14 ATPL exams that they will have to pass.

Course Yankee will start off by getting them up to speed with their maths, physics and use of the CRP-5 which would all come in handy during the ground school. With the help of our instructors and our courseware provider Padpilot, our students will be well prepared to take on the challenges that the ATPL ground school brings.

If you want to find out more about flight training or the ground school courses that we offer then get in touch 
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Private Pilot Chris

Congratulations to Chris who passed his PPL at the beginning of the week. Not only is this a huge achievement for Chris but also for his instructor BLD28 as Chris is his first student to test, and he got through with a first-time pass.

Chris started his PPL training with us last winter with a view to continuing through to gain his fATPL. He isn’t wasting any time as he’s already signed up for our next ground school course which begins in June!

Well done again to Chris and enjoy the next few weeks before you get stuck into the ATPL exams.

If you want to find out more about the PPL training or the ground school courses that we offer then get in touch 
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Open Days

We’re already halfway through the week and into May, where has this year gone already?

The next two days are set to be just as busy with flight training, the next ground school phase is well underway and we have lots of meetings booked with prospective students.

Did you know that we don’t run open days? We organise one to one visits to give you the chance to view the school in its day to day operations. It also gives us the chance to get to know you and talk about the best training route for you. Here at BCFT and Airline Pilot Academy, we can offer both integrated and modular pilot training from zero experience all the way through to the CPL and MEIR. The only thing we don’t do? The MCC/JOC but we have a good relationship with Simtech Flight Simulation who are one of the top providers out there.

So if you’re thinking about commercial flight training and what route would be the most suitable for you, get in touch and arrange a visit, we’d love to hear from you!
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IR Training – BLD01

Here are two of our students, Daniel and Ian, who both completed the ATPL exams with us and started their flight training straight away.

Ian started the ground school 2 months after Dan but as he has chosen to do the IR first the two can backseat each other. We’ve spoken about back-seating before and how invaluable an exercise it is to learn through observation. Not only that, but it allows the students to talk together about the flight afterwards and we all know how much pilots love to talk about flying.

The majority of the IR is completed in our ALSIM FNPTII, pictured below, which allows for continuous training whatever the weather, especially on days like today!

Get in contact to find out more about the training that we offer
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