AFTA | Atlantic Flight Training Academy

Atlantic Flight Training Academy is one of Europe's leading independent Flight Training Organisation for Aviation Personnel - from Flight Crew to Cabin Crew.

Afta OfficesFounded in 1995 by Head of Training, Mark Casey (a current Boeing 757 Captain), we have provided in excess of 700 in house trained commercial pilots to Europes airlines.  The school has 32 instructors and a modern, fully equipped fleet of 12 aircraft and one state of the art simulator.

The school, which is approved by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) (IRL-FTO-06-04) is based in Cork International Airport which is renowned as Europe's number one training airports with every conceivable flight training aid available.

We have an unrivalled success rate and whether you are learning to fly for fun or you want to train as a commercial pilot for an airline career - you will receive both cost effective and quality training.  Our personal one to one training is unique and makes Atlantic Flight Centre one of the most successful Flight Training Schools in Europe today. 


Situated at Cork International Airport, Atlantic Flight Centre is ideally suited to offer the perfect environment for those seeking to obtain their Commercial Pilots Licence. Located just 5km from Cork City, the airport is just minutes away from Irelands picturesque County Cork coastline which affords ideal geographical flight training conditions.

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Since 1995, Atlantic Flight Centre has instructed and prepared many pilots who now enjoy key positions such as Training Captains, Fleet Captains, Captains and First Officers with many of todays leading Airlines.  We maintain a strong reputation within the industry and some of the more prominent companies that students now fly for include Aer Lingus, Ryanair, Easy Jet, Virgin Airways, British Airways, UAE and Qatar.


Atlantic Flight Training provides a productive learning school adjacent to Cork International Airport.  Standardised cadet training ensures a smooth transition through the various stages to completion of the professional licence. 

All training is carried out by suitably qualified and experienced flight instructors.  Both the Head of Training and Chief Flight Instructors are highly experienced captains with thousands of hours experience in both airline flying and student instruction.  Flight instructors include pilots with operational experience ranging from charter, corporate and airline experience.