British Women Pilots’ Association announces seven scholarships for 2019
May19

British Women Pilots’ Association announces seven scholarships for 2019

The British Women Pilots’ Association (BWPA) has launched its 2019 scholarships for female pilots. This year there are seven scholarships available: • BWPA Flying Start (£1000) for new, inexperienced pilots to gain their first qualifications. • BWPA Flying High (£1000) for licensed pilots who wish to gain further qualifications, take part in significant competitions, or undertake other suitable activities to help them further their...

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General Aviation Airfields Start ADS-B Trials
May14

General Aviation Airfields Start ADS-B Trials

City Airport (Manchester Barton) has officially started their Airspace4All GA Airfield ADS-B traffic display trial. The aim of the trial is to gather evidence to enable the CAA to assess this capability and give consideration to policy change authorising use of ADS-B real-time traffic displays by GA Air Traffic Service (ATS) units. Additionally, Airspace4All hope that this trial will encourage further development of technology to...

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National Flight Centre Selects Alsim’s ALX
Mar28

National Flight Centre Selects Alsim’s ALX

Alsim has announced the sale of an ALX flight simulator to the National Flight Centre Pilot Academy, located in Leixlip, near Dublin, Ireland. The Alsim ALX simulator offers up to 4 classes of aircraft–from single engine piston, twin engine piston, twin turbine up to medium category twin jets (generic B737/A320). The ALX is designed and approved for ATPL, CPL/MCC, JOC and their respective requirements. Mr. Declan O’Shea, National...

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British Airways Opens Applications for New Pilots
Mar15

British Airways Opens Applications for New Pilots

British Airways has announced a requirement for newly-qualified pilots to join its Airbus fleet based at London Heathrow and Gatwick. Interestingly, the recruitment advertisement specifically states that BA are looking for candidates from a Modular and Integrated training background. The job specification states: “We offer a greater choice of fleet types and routes, both long and shorthaul, than any other UK airline. You can fly the...

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UK CAA General Aviation Unit Gets a New Boss
Mar13

UK CAA General Aviation Unit Gets a New Boss

The UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has appointed Rachel Gardner-Poole as the new Head of its General Aviation Unit. She will take up the post later this year following the departure of current head Tony Rapson after more than five years. The CAA say that Rachel brings a wealth of aviation experience to the role, she is currently Portfolio Director at the Civil Aviation Authority. She began working for the CAA in the General...

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Parliamentary Group Press Government on Uncompetitive Taxes on Pilot Training
Mar11

Parliamentary Group Press Government on Uncompetitive Taxes on Pilot Training

The All-Party Parliamentary Group on General Aviation (APPG-GA) has claimed that the number of students in Britain learning to become airline pilots is far below potential – due to much higher training costs in this country compared to elsewhere in the world. Members of the APPG-GA have now met with a senior Government minister in a bid to reverse the trend. After the meeting, the Exchequer Secretary to the Treasury, Robert Jenrick...

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