‘British Caledonian’ Piper Archer unveiled to raise money for charities
Jan20

‘British Caledonian’ Piper Archer unveiled to raise money for charities

Newly re-painted in the colours of former airline ‘British Caledonian’, Piper Archer G-RECW, was unveiled at Biggin Hill airport in January under the watchful eye of many former ‘BCAL’ Caledonia Girls, who were making their first official reunion in over 10 years. The aircraft will be used to raise funds for charitable causes, in particular The Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice in Farnham and The Golden Lion Children’s Trust, which was formed...

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Mike Langley Foundation launched
Dec01

Mike Langley Foundation launched

Kura Aviation has launched the Mike Langley Foundation at a black-tie fund-raising gala dinner held in Mike’s honour in Stratford Upon Avon on the 29th November. Following on from a distinguished career in the Royal Air Force Mike Langley has played a pivotal role in ab-initio training in the UK over the last 25 years working with self-funded pilots, airlines, universities and regulatory bodies from across the globe. Mike is...

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Youth in Aviation at the House of Lords
Nov29

Youth in Aviation at the House of Lords

Organisations and individuals from across the UK aerospace industry came together at the House of Lords on 23rd November to highlight to politicians and industry stakeholders the social, economic and educational benefits of youth access to aviation, and the vital connection such activities have with the future prosperity of the British aerospace industry. In its role as the ‘aerospace network’, the Air League has sought to develop the...

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Mike Langley Foundation Launched
Nov25

Mike Langley Foundation Launched

Kura has announce the launch of The Mike Langley Foundation. Mike had a distinguished career in the Royal Air Force rising to Wing Commander with 36 years of service, followed by a further 25 years leading the way in UK ‘ab-initio’ pilot training, working with self-funded pilots, airlines, universities and regulatory bodies from around the world. Mike is also a founder member of Kura and head of its advisory board. Recognising Mike’s...

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Air League 2017 scholarships announced
Nov12

Air League 2017 scholarships announced

The Air League has opened applications for its 2017 flying scholarships, which offer the chance to win hours towards a Private Pilot Licence, or additional flying qualifications. Flying scholarships offer the chance to learn to fly through the award of 12 flying hours in light aircraft, to be put towards the achievement of a Light Aircraft Pilots Licence (LAPL) or completion of a PPL(A). The majority of scholarships will be on a...

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Virgin Atlantic launch 2017 Future Flyers Programme
Nov02

Virgin Atlantic launch 2017 Future Flyers Programme

Virgin Atlantic is re-launching its Future Flyers Programme, with 12 places available for aspiring pilots to join a career programme which leads directly to a job as a first officer with Virgin Atlantic, flying A330 aircraft on their long-haul routes. The course will lead to the Multi-Crew Pilot Licence (MPL) qualification. Virgin Atlantic say that their scheme widens access to training through a funding solution whereby the airline...

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