Aer Lingus Welcomes 12 New Recruits for Pilot Cadetship

AER Lingus welcomed its newest group of recruits for the 2016 Cadet Pilot Training Programme recently after receiving over 2,800 applications for 12 available places.

This year’s group of twelve recruits hail from Republic of Ireland, Northern Ireland and Scotland.

Repro Free: Tuesday 22nd December 2015. Aer Lingus today welcomed its newest group of recruits for the 2016 Cadet Pilot Training Programme. This year’s campaign attracted a huge response with over 2800 applications for the 12 places available. Since the programme was re introduced in 2011, almost 60 cadets have been chosen of which 15% have been female.  This year’s group of twelve recruits (of which 4 are female) hail from Republic of Ireland, Northern Ireland and Scotland. Pictured is Thomas Turley from Downpatrick, Co. Down and Johnathon Moore from Bangor Co. Down. Picture Jason Clarke

Pictured is Thomas Turley from Downpatrick, Co. Down and Johnathon Moore from Bangor Co. Down. 

The cadets will begin a fourteen month training course during January with FTEJerez, a leading flight training organisation, based in Jerez, Spain.

The training includes five months of ground school followed by initial flight training on single and multi-engine aircraft and aircraft simulators.

The cadets will then return to Dublin to carry out the remainder their training. Following successful completion, the cadets will receive their wings and commence flying the airline’s fleet of Airbus A320 aircraft.

Repro Free: Tuesday 22nd December 2015. Aer Lingus today welcomed its newest group of recruits for the 2016 Cadet Pilot Training Programme. This year’s campaign attracted a huge response with over 2800 applications for the 12 places available. Since the programme was re introduced in 2011, almost 60 cadets have been chosen of which 15% have been female.  This year’s group of twelve recruits (of which 4 are female) hail from Republic of Ireland, Northern Ireland and Scotland. Pictured are Sofiane Echiab from Lucan, Co. Dublin, Douglas Edge from Glasgow, Aoife Duff from Rush, Co. Dublin, Orla O’Dea from Clonmel, Tipperary, Andrew Power from Raheny, C. Dublin, Thomas Turley from Downpatrick, Co. Down, Manuel Beltran from Balbriggan, Co Dublin, Rachel Cull from Sutton. Co. Dublin, Alice Farrell from Rathfarnham, Co. Dublin, Patrick Henry from Castlerea, Roscommon, Johnathon Moore from Bangor Co. Down. Emmet O’Gara from Ashbourne, Co. Meath. Picture Jason Clarke

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