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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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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PC12 SET rating at Biggin Hill
Feb08

PC12 SET rating at Biggin Hill

In a newly-ratified partnership with Jonathan Shooter’s Oysterair, Oriens Aviation are to offer SET rating training on the PC12 at their Biggin Hill base. The EASA PC-12 class rating course caters for a wide range of experience, from the PPL (A) holder with instrument rating and a minimum 200 flying hours’ experience with 70 hours Pilot in Command, to the most experienced pilots. “We are delighted to be working with Oriens Aviation to...

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No Deal Brexit for Pilot Training Organisations Based in the UK
Nov29

No Deal Brexit for Pilot Training Organisations Based in the UK

No Deal Brexit for Pilot Training...

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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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