FIRST FLIGHT - VA Airline Pilot Careers Weekend

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To celebrate the arrival of our latest A320 simulator we are opening our Airline Training Centre doors to everyone for the whole weekend of 16th and 17th March.

Come and join us at our Airline Training Centre at Cambridge Airport:

  • Experience what it’s like to handle the controls of a modern jet and fly our latest generation Airbus A320 and Boeing 737 simulators

  • Discover the various ways airline pilots can be trained and how you too could make a dream to fly come true

  • Meet with some of our airline partners, instructors and VA graduates who fly as airline pilots today

We will be open for departures and arrival from 9am to 5pm on both days.

- Unique to Saturday: Listen to a talk from Captain Lindsay Craig of British Airways Pilot Planning and Recruitment.

If you've ever thought about a career as an airline pilot, maybe you are part-way through your training and want to learn more about what VA and airlines can offer you or you simply want to experience the inside of an airliner flight deck - then this is the event for you!

A full schedule for the weekend can be found below, or alternatively here.


  • 10am - Capt. Lindsay Craig of British Airways Planning and Recruitment - BA Pilot career opportunities (including Q&A on new BA Newly Qualified Pilot Scheme for Modular graduates)

  • 12 noon/3pm - Anthony Petteford of VA Airline Training - Pathways to becoming an Airline Pilot

  • 2pm - VA Graduate Airline Pilot - Flying throughout the world for Titan Airways


  • 10am - VA Graduate Airline Pilot FO Dani Ungaro - Flying the Boeing 737 throughout Europe for Ryanair

  • 12 noon/3pm - Anthony Petteford of VA Airline Training - Pathways to becoming an Airline Pilot

  • 2pm - VA Graduate Airline Pilot FO Lewis Crask - Flying throughout the world for Titan Airways

To book your place visit the Eventbrite page here.

Parking at our Cambridge Airport Airline Training Centre is free and we are right next to Newmarket Road Park and Ride.

Over the weekend you can fly out of Cambridge airport and take control of a fantastically equipped Cessna172 for 30 minute flights at just £125. Drop in for flights between 9am and 6pm (last call at 4:30pm) or call Cambridge Aero Club on 01223 373717 to pre-book your slot for the weekend.