Concorde on the move again
Mar02

Concorde on the move again

OK – don’t get too excited, although we have to admit that even now, some 14 years after Concorde left commercial service, even the mention of the name brings on a certain misty-eyed longing around FTN towers. The actual news (yes, we do dabble in that occasionally) is that Concorde 216 G-BOAF has been moved from a long repose next to the now-closed runway at Bristol Filton, to her new home across the airfield in the soon to be opened...

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fly2help Gala Dinner
Mar01

fly2help Gala Dinner

If you’re looking for a good night out, the chance to dine in the world-famous RAF club, and the opportunity to raise some money for a very worthy aviation cause, you could do worse than check your diary for the 3rd May. The event will be the 2017 fly2help Gala Dinner, to be held at the historic RAF Club, on Piccadilly in central London on Wednesday 3rd May 2017. The evening will include a champagne reception in the Churchill Bar...

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Straight and Very Level By Darragh Owens
Feb28

Straight and Very Level By Darragh Owens

My student Rick had been looking forward to this long cross-country flight, part of his commercial pilot’s licence (CPL) training. Quite the stickler for detailed planning, all of his paperwork was immaculately prepared, legible, and well organised in the cockpit. His plan called for a cruising altitude of 5,000 feet. We were climbing to that height and he had just checked in with the en-route controller. Mind you, we weren’t...

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Stobart Air recruiting
Feb26

Stobart Air recruiting

Stobart Air – formerly Aer Arran – are recruiting pilots as part of its ambitious expansion plans. At present Stobart Air provide ‘franchise’ services on UK and Ireland routes including services for Aer Lingus Regional and Flybe, operating ATR72 aircraft. Stobart are now recruiting for Embraer 195 pilots, both type-rated and non type-rated, to be based at ‘London’ Southend and Dublin. These aircraft will be operated as a Flybe...

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Cotswold Airport 2017 Aviation Scholarships open for applications
Feb25

Cotswold Airport 2017 Aviation Scholarships open for applications

Introduced in 2007, the Cotswold Airport Aviation Scholarship provides young adults from the ages of 14 – 18 years living in the Gloucestershire / Wiltshire / Oxfordshire/ Berkshire area the opportunity to experience career options available within the aviation sector. The ethos is to provide Scholars with that vital initial experience that will put them on the first rung of the ladder to their chosen career path. Funded by Cotswold...

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