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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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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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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ACS launch Flight Instructor Sponsorship
Nov04

ACS launch Flight Instructor Sponsorship

Perth-based ACS Flight Training have launched a sponsorship programme designed to assist the successful individual to achieve the Flight Instructor Rating and secure full-time employment with ACS Flight Training as a Flight Instructor. ACS say that the programme allows candidates who would otherwise struggle to fund the course some assistance with fees, and will also encourage pilots to enter an instructional career path. The...

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Teaching Threat and Error Management
Nov02

Teaching Threat and Error Management

Include threat and error management from the beginning of flight training. For an activity peppered with so many potential hazards, aviation has achieved a remarkable safety level since its perilous early days, most especially when thinking about public transport (or ‘Commercial Air Transport’) operation in recent decades. Much of the progress in the safety arena has come not just from technological advances per se, but from an...

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