Jet2 Pilot Apprentice Scheme opens
Nov02

Jet2 Pilot Apprentice Scheme opens

Jet2 has announced that it is currently recruiting for its next intake of Pilot Apprentices. The Jet2.com Pilot Apprenticeship scheme has been running for 5 years with over 140 Pilot Apprentices starting their airline career with Jet2 in this way. Jet2 has recently opened their 8th and 9th UK bases, at Birmingham and London Stansted Airports, and taken delivery of the first 16 of 34 new B737-800NG aircraft. This is not an ab-initio...

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HELICOPTER INSTRUCTOR – PILOT OR SOCIAL WORKER?
Nov01

HELICOPTER INSTRUCTOR – PILOT OR SOCIAL WORKER?

Teaching students to fly any type of aircraft is probably as much about people skills as it is about flying. You have to relate to all types of individual and must often adapt your teaching style to their aptitude, previous life experience, attitude to flying, and so on. Perhaps this applies particularly to helicopter flying, which can be very difficult for many students, at least in the beginning. I’m sure all rotary...

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Air League Air Day 2017 at Bicester Gliding Centre
Oct31

Air League Air Day 2017 at Bicester Gliding Centre

By Air League Scholarship winner Andy Fisher Like most others in the aviation world, I have the desire to sample as many forms of flight as possible, if not all of those which are humanly possible as a regular person. I’ve sampled flight whilst an Air Cadet and civilian Instructor in the form of: rotary, both heavy lift and training, fixed wing light aircraft in the form of the Tutor (Grob 115E) and Aquila A211 (whilst on a...

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easyJet signs agreement with Air Berlin
Oct29

easyJet signs agreement with Air Berlin

Meantime Luton-based easyJet have signed an agreement with Air Berlin to acquire part of its operations at Berlin Tegel Airport for a purchase consideration of €40 million. The acquisition is subject to regulatory approvals and is expected to close in December 2017. The acquisition will result in easyJet entering into leases for up to 25 A320 aircraft, offering employment to Air Berlin crews and taking over other assets including...

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Up, up and away (Perhaps)
Oct27

Up, up and away (Perhaps)

Going around is taught as a normal flight manoeuvre during early training. The psychological subtleties become apparent only later. Darragh Owens explains the importance of the go around The go-around is one of the earliest safety-related procedures to which a learner pilot is exposed during initial training. The student is taught that a decision to discontinue the approach to landing, to climb back up into the sky, can be prompted by...

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