Do you know a young person who aspires to become a professional pilot one day?
Our hugely popular Future Pilot Program is the perfect introduction into the exciting world of commercial aviation.
Our ongoing program of flight training preparation is designed for anyone between the ages of 12 to 18 who are in full time education and considering a career as a pilot.
You can choose to do as much or as little preparation as suits your budget and time. Our ultimate goal is to prepare the aspiring pilot to the point that by the time they commence their "real" flight training, they can already fly an aircraft to the same standard as a fully qualified pilot.
Your journey begins by booking our half-day Future Pilot Introduction Course.
Created as a family event, this is a one-to-one course with only your family and our instructors present in a safe, confidential and supportive environment.
We advise on what the future pilot can be doing right now to prepare for his or her future.
Education, outside school activities, medical requirements and an evaluation of the different routes towards obtaining a Commercial Pilots Licence are all covered.
Also included is a live flight assessment in our PA-34 simulator. This is designed to be great fun for the Future Pilot, whilst enabling our instructors to provide in depth feedback as to the aspiring pilots aptitude level and their potential to adapt to flight training.
Guide your child on their first steps into the world of aviation.
(Above) One of our instructors, Steve Mount, a qualified pilot of almost 20 years. Steve has almost 1000 hours on Piper aircraft. He also has a similar amount of instructional hours in our Piper Seneca simulator under his belt. Steve is the lead mentor instructor for our Future Pilot Program.
(Above) Back at VFE, congratulating Finlay Dewell, 11 years old at the time, following his completion of our Boeing 737 Virtual Type Rating as a part of his Future Pilot Preparation Program.