New “Declared Training Orgaisation” Regulations Get EASA Go Ahead
Aug16

New “Declared Training Orgaisation” Regulations Get EASA Go Ahead

UK CAA announces all Registered Training Facilities, RTF, to convert to Declared Training Organisations, DTO, status by the Spring 2019, in a move to cut down ‘planned’ operational requirements for flying schools offering private flying qualifications. The welcome decision will require all private pilot flying schools that are classed as Registered Training Facilities to convert to the new simpler Declared Training Organisations...

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SkyDemon Flying Scholarship Launched with Air League
Mar30

SkyDemon Flying Scholarship Launched with Air League

The Air League has announce the launch of a 12-hour powered flying scholarship sponsored by SkyDemon. Under the umbrella of  The Air League’s powered scholarship programme, this award will enable a young person to reach solo standard and enjoy the responsibility and achievement of solo flight. The scholar will be encouraged to undertake their training on a residential basis over the course of week at one of three approved training...

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Thomas Cook Airlines launches new Airline Cadet Programme.
Mar27

Thomas Cook Airlines launches new Airline Cadet Programme.

After not having trained ab initio pilots for a number of years, Thomas Cook Airlines is launching a Mentored Airline Pilot Programme with their long-standing training partner, FTEJerez. Selected candidates will commence their training at FTE’s aviation campus in August 2018, before transitioning to an Airbus type rating and first officer role with the airline. Additionally, the Spanish based training organisation has announced they...

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Air France Funding Pilot Training to Curb Shortfall
Mar26

Air France Funding Pilot Training to Curb Shortfall

Air France has re-launched  its cadet pilot programme after closing the system eight-years ago.  The  French airline says it needs to recruit 250 new pilots each year because of natural departures and a significant growth within the  Air France, Joon and Transavia fleet. The new programme will be funded entirely by Air France and will take 20 to 24 months to complete, before the trainees join the Air France group as pilots on A320 or...

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First Drone-Caused Aircraft Accident?!
Mar25

First Drone-Caused Aircraft Accident?!

According to media reports, a helicopter crashed near Charleston South Carolina, whilst avoiding a drone. If these reports prove to be accurate, this will be the first drone-related aircraft accident. It is reported that the helicopter was involved in an instructional flight when, “a white ‘DJI Phantom quad-copter drone’ came close to the helicopter.” The instructor took control of the helicopter and attempted to avoid the drone, but...

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EASA Give Automatic Validation the Green Light and Reduce MPL Conditions
Mar21

EASA Give Automatic Validation the Green Light and Reduce MPL Conditions

EASA approve automatic validation of Flight Crew Licences and reduction in Multi-crew Pilot Licence (MPL) take-off and landing requirements. ICAO Recognition Introduction of the automatic validation of flight crew licences amendment will allow recognition of the European Flight Crew Licensing Regulations at an ICAO level. The multi-crew pilot licence amendment will allow for a reduction in the number of take-off and landings needed to...

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