New aircraft arrive for UK military flight training
Aug22

New aircraft arrive for UK military flight training

Embraer has delivered the first Phenom 100 to Affinity Flight Training Services in the UK. The Phenom 100 has been selected to provide multi-engine pilot training to UK Armed Forces as part of the UK Ministry of Defence’s Military Flying Training System (UKMFTS) programme. The contract with Affinity comprises of a firm order for five Phenom 100s with services support, as well as an option for additional follow on aircraft. The...

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Recovering Aviation UPRT is valuable and necessary. At the same time it highlights some deep issues for the future of piloting
Aug17

Recovering Aviation UPRT is valuable and necessary. At the same time it highlights some deep issues for the future of piloting

The increasing focus, in recent years, on Upset Prevention and Recovery Training (UPRT) as a key safety goal in training for professional pilot licences, whose specifics are discussed elsewhere in this issue, is certainly something to be welcomed. The safety spotlight shifts from place to place as aviation evolves. For a long period, after the birth of aviation more than a century ago, ‘safety’ was centred on manual aircraft handling...

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Where is the next generation of pilots? (Part 2)

In the first part of this article, the efforts of airsports organisations such as the British Gliding Association and the Light Aircraft Association to attract new, young, pilots into aviation were detailed. The second part of this article looks at what is being done in other sectors of aviation to ensure that the current generation of aviators does not represent a ‘high water’ mark in pilot numbers. While airsports groups have led...

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GAA seek airspace consultant
Aug14

GAA seek airspace consultant

In a strong indication of where it sees future battles to be fought, the General Aviation Alliance (GAA) is advertising for an Airspace Support Consultant. The (GAA) represents key organisations in the UK General Aviation (GA) industry. It was formed in 2004 to address the need for co-ordinated response to UK regulatory issues. Members of the GAA include: British Balloon and Airship Club (BBAC); British Gliding Association (BGA);...

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“The Glider Pilot”
Aug12

“The Glider Pilot”

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