UPDATE: Ultimate Aerobatics Scholarship
Mar09

UPDATE: Ultimate Aerobatics Scholarship

Ultimate Aerobatics are extending their deadline for aerobatic scholarship applicants. Due to a very high demand and to give more young pilots the chance to compete for a place on their aerobatic scholarship, Ultimate Aerobatics are extending the application deadline to the 24 March. New for 2019 the scholarship will give two young pilots the chance to gain five hour’s worth of aerobatic flight training allowing them to be able...

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Can the Flight Training Industry Cope with Demand?!
Mar01

Can the Flight Training Industry Cope with Demand?!

Business is buoyant in the commercial flight training sector, with new flight training schools entering the market in both the UK and mainland Europe. The recent influx of new schools will add to the overall training capacity, but even when taking these into account, industry experts are warning that airline pilot demand is outstripping supply and there is no quick solution to bring it back into balance. The industry’s most quoted...

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Sometimes Two Heads are Not Better Than One
Feb28

Sometimes Two Heads are Not Better Than One

Soon after I got my PPL(A), back in the dark ages, flying friends suggested that I pair up with another recently qualified pilot. That way, they said, we could share the cost, and also benefit from each other’s experience. One could fly, while the other did the navigation and radio; then we would swap for the next flight. Half the cost, half the work, twice the fun, they told me. A well tried and tested way of gaining...

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First Officer Pilot Apprenticeships Given Clearance
Feb22

First Officer Pilot Apprenticeships Given Clearance

The Aviation Industry Skills Board (AISB) has launched the UK’s first ever industry-led First Officer pilot apprenticeships scheme, providing aspiring pilots with a financially supported route to a First Officer position with a UK airline. The AISB sub-group which developed the apprenticeship framework was made up of UK airline representatives from British Airways, Flybe, easyJet, Virgin Atlantic Airways, and TUI UK, which chaired the...

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The Right Stuff: How to Win a Flying Scholarship
Feb21

The Right Stuff: How to Win a Flying Scholarship

Andy Fisher was awarded a 12-hour flying scholarship from the Air League in 2016. Sponsored by The Swire Charitable Trust, the award was completed in a two-week period during June taking full advantage of the perfect summer flying weather. From Banbury, Andy who was 19 at the time, chose to complete his scholarship at the nearby Wellesbourne Montford Airfield with South Warwickshire Flying School. Partly because SWFS is one of the...

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New Aerobatic Scholarship from Ultimate Aerobatics
Feb09

New Aerobatic Scholarship from Ultimate Aerobatics

Ultimate Aerobatics, in partnership with Total UK Aviation Fuels, is offering up to two pilots the opportunity to achieve their aerobatic dreams with a scholarship to take them on the first step of their journey to aerobatic competition. Up to two five hour scholarships are available which will give successful applicants a training award towards the EASA aerobatic rating, allowing them to compete at British Aerobatic competitions....

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