New Aviation College planned for London Biggin Hill
Mar15

New Aviation College planned for London Biggin Hill

Training the next generation of mechanical, electronic and service engineers, as well as technicians and ground crew professionals. Biggin Hill Aerospace and Technical College is expected to address a shortage of aerospace engineers and the wider skills needs of the aviation industry. Plans for a £12m  college at Biggin Hill Airport, in partnership with London South East colleges, are set to become a reality with the Greater London...

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Achtung Mobile Phone: Loose Objects
Mar14

Achtung Mobile Phone: Loose Objects

I was several hours into a tail-wheel conversion course with my instructor at my flying club. During taxi to the runway hold point we heard a ‘thump’ in the aircraft. My mobile phone had fallen out of my back pocket and onto the floor space at the instructor’s feet (the seating configuration of this aircraft type means the occupants sit in front/behind each other rather than side by side). The instructor picked up...

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Jet2.com launch recruitment drive for up to 180 pilots
Sep09

Jet2.com launch recruitment drive for up to 180 pilots

Jet2.com, the UK low-cost airline, has launched a major recruitment drive for around 1700 new employees, including 700 ground-based staff, 900 cabin crew and up to 180 pilots. The airline has a fleet of 75 aircraft and is currently taking delivery of 34 new B737-800NG aircraft over a two-year period. Basic entry criteria for pilots are: First Officers Minimum 500 hours Total flying time including Experience on a medium to heavy...

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ATP Flight School orders 12 additional Piper Archers
Sep30

ATP Flight School orders 12 additional Piper Archers

Piper Aircraft has announced an order for 12 additional Archer TXs to US-based ATP Flight School. The delivery comes as part of an original agreement made in April of 2013 for up to 100 aircraft to the flight school. ATP, America’s largest flight school, specialises in airline pilot training and pilot career development. The school initially agreed to purchase a fleet of 15 Piper Archer TX single-engine, piston-powered training...

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G Air selected to train and provide pilots for easyJet
Sep25

G Air selected to train and provide pilots for easyJet

Lisbon, Portugal-based G Air Training Centre says that it has been selected by easyJet to start a partnership to select, train and provide pilot graduates to the airline. In the next few months the first G Air graduates selected under the partnership will start specific training with easyJet in order to become First officers with the airline and, simultaneously, new graduates will join the partnership program after training and...

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