Benjamin Pilgrim awarded Vintage Aircraft Club ‘Liz Inwood taildragger scholarship’
Oct17

Benjamin Pilgrim awarded Vintage Aircraft Club ‘Liz Inwood taildragger scholarship’

The Vintage Aircraft Club ‘Liz Inwood Taildragger Scholarship’ for 2017 has been awarded to Benjamin Pilgrim, a 25 year-old who currently flies from Liverpool airport where he is training to be a commercial pilot. It was presented to Benjamin at the Light Aircraft Association (LAA) Rally at Sywell Aerodrome, Northampton in September. The Scholarship, named in memory of the late Tiger Moth pilot and flying instructor Liz Inwood, is...

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Carol Vorderman receives Lennox-Boyd Trophy
Oct17

Carol Vorderman receives Lennox-Boyd Trophy

Air Cadets Ambassador Honorary Group Captain Carol Vorderman visited the Aerospace Camp at RAF Syerston recently to receive the award from the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA). The celebrity aviator met 300 cadets who had travelled across the country to take part in a week of aviation and engineering themed activities including flying in a Chinook. Carol Vorderman said: “As Ambassador of the RAF Air Cadets I am delighted...

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Aviation Skills Partnership announce new UK Aviation Academy
Oct15

Aviation Skills Partnership announce new UK Aviation Academy

A £15m state-of-the-art Aviation Academy is set to open at RAF Syerston in Nottinghamshire in 2019 in a joint venture between the RAF Air Cadets and Aviation Skills Partnership. Offering qualifications and training in aviation-related subjects from GCSE up to degree level, students at the new facility will be primed to take up jobs in the aviation industry ranging from pilots to air traffic controllers to engineers and cabin crew. RAF...

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First Emirates Flight Training Academy aircraft delivered
Oct12

First Emirates Flight Training Academy aircraft delivered

Emirates Flight Training Academy has taken delivery of its first two Cirrus SR22 G6 training aircraft at its base in Dubai. These are the first of the 22 single-piston engine Cirrus aircraft that have been ordered by the Academy to train ab initio pilots. The two aircraft, A6-CTA and A6-CTB, arrived in Dubai following an 11-stop transatlantic journey. Upon completion of manufacture, the two aircraft were flown from Duluth, Minnesota...

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Blackpool Council purchases Blackpool Airport site
Oct10

Blackpool Council purchases Blackpool Airport site

The council, which was previously a 5% shareholder in the airport, has signed a £4.25m deal with previous owners Balfour Beatty to fully take over the operating company Regional and City Airports (Blackpool) Holdings Ltd and will take over 100% ownership of the airport site Cllr Simon Blackburn, Leader of Blackpool Council, said: “Today is a really important day for aviation on the Fylde coast and this sale heralds a positive new dawn...

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