Applications now open for 2019 Royal Aero Club Bursaries
Nov12

Applications now open for 2019 Royal Aero Club Bursaries

The Royal Aero Club Trust administers a Bursary Scheme for young people as part of its Flying for Youth program. The scheme and the bursaries comprise all types of air sports and aviation-related activities including: paragliding, gliding, hang-gliding, parachuting, microlight aircraft, helicopter, light aircraft and the designing, building and flying model aeroplanes (including multi-rotary wing – eg drones). 48 bursaries were...

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Two 2019 PPL Scholarships on Offer
Nov12

Two 2019 PPL Scholarships on Offer

Two new flying scholarships for 2019 are being offered by the Nick Davidson Memorial Trust charity based at London Biggin Hill Airport. The scholarships are worth £12,000 each which will provide training to Private Pilot Licence (PPL) standard with 45 hours of flying and a ground school programme of nine subjects, including Air Law and Navigation. The first scholarship is funded by the family of the late BA Captain Nick Davidson who...

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Bristol Groundschool Offer ‘Signing On’ Bonus for Instructors
Nov08

Bristol Groundschool Offer ‘Signing On’ Bonus for Instructors

Bristol Groundschool, founded in 1992 by ex-RAF TriStar Captain Alex Whittingham, is a well-known specialist in distance learning and training for EASA Professional Pilot’s Licence theory exams. Bristol Groundschool say that they use a ‘blended’ learning system which combines traditional training methods with modern interactive training tools. Bristol Groundschool are now seeking groundschool instructors and say that ideal applicants...

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Boeing, Gliders, and Tomorrow’s Pilots
Nov08

Boeing, Gliders, and Tomorrow’s Pilots

I’ve always had a thing about arriving at an airfield before a summer’s flying day begins. For me (and I accept it may just be me), there is often a calmness, a stillness, in the air before the airfield awakes and the business of the day begins. There is also the anticipation of the day to come, adventures and achievements waiting to be experienced, memories to be made and challenges taken up. So it is that I find myself on a rather...

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UK Instructor Shortage Prompts Raft of Training Sponsorship Offers
Nov07

UK Instructor Shortage Prompts Raft of Training Sponsorship Offers

Over recent years, FTN has regularly reported on an impending shortage of flying instructors, especially in the UK. There is now little doubt that there is a widespread shortage of instructors in the UK aviation industry, with many flying schools reporting difficulties in recruiting and retaining instructors. In some cases this shortage is leading to students having difficulties in booking training slots and FTN is aware of at least...

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FTEJerez Flight Instructor Career Development Programme
Nov05

FTEJerez Flight Instructor Career Development Programme

FTEJerez, the Spain-based professional flight training school, is offering a fully-sponsored flight instructor programme, the ‘FI Career Development programme (FICD)’. Available to EU candidates who hold a current EASA CPL and Class 1 medical, successful applicants will be offered a fully sponsored FI rating with all training and accommodation costs covered by FTEJerez. On completion of the FI rating the selected candidates will flow...

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