Published on August 16th, 2019 | by Mark Dwyer0
Ryanair/AFTA Mentored Students First Solo’s
Congratulations to all the Ryanair/AFTA Mentored students (pictured below) who completed their first solos at AFTA’s Waterford base recently. AFTA have had a busy year since Ryanair announced their training partnership with the academy last September. Students on the Ryanair/AFTA Mentored Pilot Programme have travelled to Cork from all over Europe to participate in this programme and achieve their ambition of becoming a commercial pilot. Every pilot will say their first solo is a pivotal and unforgettable experience in their career. It was a real sense of achievement for both students and their Flight Instructors to see the Ryanair mentored students complete this milestone.
The Mentored Pilot Programme that will see 450 pilots join Ryanair from AFTA over the next 5 years. This 16-month intensive training programme gives trainee pilots a structured path to achieve their pilot licence and reach a standard where they are ready to join the Ryanair Boeing 737 type rating programme. Trainee pilots on the Mentored Pilot Programme are being trained by AFTA instructors using Ryanair procedures as they take their first steps towards becoming Ryanair pilots.
More details about the Ryanair Mentored Pilot Programme can be found HERE