Published on May 27th, 2022 | by Mark Dwyer


AFTA Launch New Top Gun Cinema Advertising Campaign

Atlantic Flight Training Academy (AFTA), headquartered at Cork has announced details of its Pilot Careers promotional ad video called ‘Discover the Maverick in you’, launching today Friday, May 27th, in cinema locations listed below. The ad will air before the new Top Gun: Maverick movie. (Watch it below)

Cinema Locations
Cineworld Dublin, Movies@Dundrum, Omniplex Mahon Point Ballincollig Reel, Gate Multiplex Cork, Galway Eye, Limerick Omniplex, Waterford Omniplex

‘Discover the Maverick in you’, cinema advertisement, was produced by AV3 media and filmed at AFTA’s Cork Airport base. It features Captain Gerry Humphreys, a former RAF Harrier Jump jet fighter pilot, who is an EASA certified Flight Examiner as well as being AFTA’s Chief flight instructor for aerobatic training and advanced upset prevention recovery training (AUPRT). AFTA’s AUPRT programme involves Gerry regularly flying with cadets in AFTA’s unique T67 Firefly, which is an ex-military trainer aircraft.

Since 1995 AFTA has trained 2,300 graduates who are employed with the world’s leading airlines including Ryanair, Air Astana, Aer Lingus, Vista Jet, Turkish Airlines, Pegasus Airlines, Emirates, Qatar Airways, Etihad Airways, Cathay Pacific and many more. AFTA has been training cadets for Air Astana since 2011 and recently completed cadet classes for Turkish Airlines and Pegasus Airlines.

Working with its University partner, Munster Technological University (MTU), prospective pilots have the option to undertake a blended approach to becoming a commercial pilot. Through this partnership you can gain an Honours primary degree through a Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Global Business and Pilot Studies (BSc) programme or a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in International Business with Aviation Studies programme. AFTA offers a choice of Integrated training or full-time / part-time Modular Pilot Training Programmes.

AFTA has partnered with Ryanair to train and recruit prospective cadets for a ‘Mentored Pilot Programme’, which provides a unique opportunity for aspiring pilots to be trained using Ryanair standard operating procedures during their training. This programme gives the cadets a conditional job offer with Ryanair on successful completion of training.

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Mark is an airline pilot flying the Boeing 737 for a major European airline. In addition he is also a Type Rating Instructor, Type Rating Examiner and Base Training Captain on the B737. Outside of commercial flying Mark enjoys flying light aircraft from the smallest 3 Axis microlights up to heavier singles. He is also an instructor and EASA Examiner on single engines and a UK CAA Examiner. He flies the Chipmunk for the Irish Historic Flight Foundation (IHFF). Mark became the Chairman of the National Microlight Association of Ireland (NMAI) in 2013 and has overseen a massive growth in the organisation. In this role he has worked at local and national levels. In 2015, Mark won ‘Upcoming Aviation Professional Award’ at the Aviation Industry Awards sponsored by the IAA. Mark launched this website back in 2002 while always managing the website, he has also been Editor and Deputy Editor of FlyingInIreland Magazine from 2005 to 2015.

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