Win a flying lesson with Atlantic Flight Training Academy (AFTA) in aviation initiative for Irish students

September 24, 2019 | No Comments Flight schools
AFTA and Six West student aviation initiative

Ireland-based Six West, which provides support services to the world of aviation, has launched an aviation initiative for Irish students in collaboration with the Atlantic Flight Training Academy (AFTA).

The purpose of the scheme is to raise awareness about the Irish aviation industry and to inspire students to think about a career in the sector.

Six West says that keeping talent in Ireland is essential to the future growth of the aviation industry, as well as ensuring that it retains its status as a world leader in the field.

It hopes that the initiative will stimulate the flow of innovative ideas and entrepreneurial thinking, skills that have helped it succeed in a global market. Talented young people coming into the industry are vital for its continued development, it says.

The scheme will highlight to young people the training programmes and fulfilling careers that are available in aviation.

The prizes, sponsored by AFTA, have been selected to give a realistic understanding of a career in aviation.

Two lucky winners will enjoy a simulator training lesson on a Boeing 737-800 and a flying lesson. They will also have the chance to talk to knowledgeable AFTA instructors about life as a pilot.

The competition is open to students in the Republic of Ireland from transition year to sixth year.

To enter, you will need to submit a video on any aviation subject that demonstrates their passion for aviation and why they want to work in the sector.

To note:

  • The video must be between three and five minutes long
  • Videos must be uploaded using Google Drive between 30 September 2019 and 8 January 2020
  • The Google Drive submission video link must be shared via the email address [email protected]
  • Six West advises entrants to study the terms and conditions for the competition

The judges are looking for real passion for the aviation industry, as well as an original and inventive way of tackling the current challenges in the sector. They also want to see the ability to present ideas that break the mould and inspire dialogue between industry leaders in Ireland.

The winners will be chosen on 10 March 2020.

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