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VistaJet launches flight training partnership with AFTA
AFTA is well placed to deliver VistaJet a pipeline of skilled professional pilots. A world of exciting opportunities awaits those passionate about the industry, wishing to become part of a global and growing team.
VistaJet commits to strengthening the sector’s future and supporting upcoming industry generations with its Pilot Mentored Programme.
Read this story in our December 2023 printed issue.

VistaJet is introducing a Pilot Mentored Programme in partnership with Atlantic Flight Training Academy (AFTA). It consists of five entry paths that have been designed to meet the varying levels of experience among young professionals, and is driven by specific objectives aimed at facilitating efficient pilot training and ensuring pilots acquire the necessary skillset and experience needed to meet VistaJet standards.

Track one comprises the ‘zero to hero’ approach for those who have little or no flight experience; track two is for modular cadets who have successfully completed their PPL and ATPL exams; track three is for modular cadets who have additionally completed their MEP CPL, MEIR and AUPRT; track four is for AFTA flight instructors who have achieved IRI and MEP CRI qualifications holding two or more years’ experience in MEIR instructor roles; and track five is for foreign ICAO licence holders wishing to convert to EASA.

AFTA is an EASA-approved flight training organisation and has trained more than 2,500 high calibre pilots to date. It is well placed to deliver VistaJet a reliable pipeline of highly skilled professional pilots through its young and modern fleet of aircraft and simulators, including the Diamond DA 42 aircraft as well as B737 NG and B737 MAX simulators. The academy complements the core values and skillset that VistaJet looks for among its prospective flight deck crew, and shares values reflected in how they run operations and their respective efforts to help improve the industry’s future.

Sustainability efforts are paramount; VistaJet has a 10 step commitment and is constantly innovating and investing to set new standards for a reduced environmental impact, while AFTA is already transitioning towards a fleet of SAF-powered aircraft.

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