Craig Lancaster
CEO

Hear from our Founder and Managing Director.

CRAIG LANCASTER HAS EXTENSIVE EXPERIENCE WITHIN THE COMPLEX COMMERCIAL AVIATION INDUSTRY. PREVIOUSLY HEAD OF DEPT AT RYANAIR GROUP, LANCASTER WAS RESPONSIBLE FOR REGIONAL PEOPLE MANAGEMENT, COMPLEX OPERATIONS STRATEGY, SAFETY OVERSIGHT, TECHNOLOGICAL ADVANCEMENT, ANCILLARY REVENUE MANAGEMENT, FINANCIAL CONTROLS, AND CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE DELIVERY ACROSS RYANAIR BASES IN EUROPE AND NORTH AFRICA.

A career in aviation is typically considered by many however pursued by very few. Pilot Path was designed specifically to help would be aviators overcome the massive financial, personal, and operational pitfalls that deter and defeat many prospective modular student pilots.

I began my training just under a decade ago, fresh faced and optimistic that I alone would be the exception to the rule. Thousands of euros later, a deflated version of myself accepted that the system had beaten me and my career in the sky was as close a prospect as a degree in rocket science.

As with most pilots, our initial passion as amateur aviators connect us globally through our shared human craving for exploration and advancement. With determination and grit, I coined the concept of the managed modular system demonstrated through Pilot Path and launched this offering to students across the country by 2020. 4 years later we have now grown to become the leading provider of modular specific routes to the right-hand seat of the flight deck.

Flight training is slowly but surely leaving its legacy position as a pipedream for the few and becoming an accessible opportunity for the many. I would recommend anyone considering a career in aviation to look past the hurdles and let us take care of the intricate details, you as the student can then concentrate on satisfying your desire and burning passion for all things aviation.”

GEC

Headquartered in Dublin City Centre in the world class ecosystem of the Guinness Enterprise Centre (GEC), Pilot Path was founded in 2020 during the midst of the Covid 19 pandemic, Pilot Path brings together various EASA and CAA approved pilot schools, centres and academies to deliver all aspects of the training a student pilot needs. We offer an alternative route through the coordination of structured modular flight training programs. All Pilot Path partner flight schools have reputations for their high-quality pilot training and proven track records for deliverance of student pilots to airline.

Our management team consists of aviation experts with proven experience in European airlines and a financial team specialising in credit control within the UK and Europe. This, together with a young, vibrant and dynamic team, complimented perfectly by our renowned partner pilot training schools mean you will be in the best possible hands as you embark on your exciting new journey.

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Why us

Pilot Path have the largest collection of modularly training students across the UK & Ireland.

Get access to our slack channel where you can connect and communicate effectively with Pilot Path staff and other student pilots on the same journey!

INCLUSION

For too long, aviation and pilot training has had the feel of being a closed industry available mostly to individuals from affluent backgrounds. Our goal at Pilot Path has always been to change that narrative and open the doors of aviation and acceptance to flying schools in the UK to anybody regardless of income, experience, age, background or nationality. Pilot Path helps each student firstly in finding and securing their place in the perfect flight school, then creates an affordable monthly payment schedule to go alongside a tailored training plan meaning you can stay in full-time employment, not fall behind on family commitments or shell out large sums of money at once to begin chasing your dream.

UNDERSTANDING

We recognise that for newcomers, flight training can be a complex and difficult venture to understand. Our role within your pilot training is to coordinate every aspect of your journey, breaking down barriers, removing isolation, explaining the process and helping your past the bumps often associated with modular flight training. Through dynamic partnerships in locations that work for you, our partner flight schools will deliver world class training at each stage of your pilot licence coupling nicely with our new guided approach to your investment in your flying career.

DIVERSITY

To date, Pilot Path have enrolled student pilots on a part-time basis from over 15 different countries, who continue to work in diverse industries such as mechanics, engineering, IT development, electronics, security, retail and many more. We are committed to accepting student pilots both young and old, with or without experience, and regardless of occupation, nationality or educational standards.

Our mission

Our mission in Pilot Path is to give our students the highest quality flight training options through a system of modular pilot licence coordination, support, guidance and transparency in each pilot’s journey to a new career path.

INTRODUCTION TO
FLIGHT

Before making the all-important decision to begin your flight training journey, it is imperative that prospective students with no prior experience take advantage of our introduction to flight package.

Your seamless journey to beginning your flight training:

Book introduction to flight.

Receive confirmation email from our team with how to make payment, details of your flight, location info, where to park etc.

Arrive at Flying school.

Full experience will last approx. 90 minutes.

If choosing to go ahead with training, we will send your training guide, and welcome pack via email along with info on how to begin making monthly payments and start booking lessons making your journey as seamless as possible.

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If you are new to aviation and wish to get started, or, if you have already begun your training elsewhere and wish to join Pilot Path, take the next step and get in touch to see how our team can bring you one step closer to your dream job!