UK Instructor Shortage Prompts Raft of Training Sponsorship Offers

Over recent years, FTN has regularly reported on an impending shortage of flying instructors, especially in the UK.

There is now little doubt that there is a widespread shortage of instructors in the UK aviation industry, with many flying schools reporting difficulties in recruiting and retaining instructors.

In some cases this shortage is leading to students having difficulties in booking training slots and FTN is aware of at least one UK flying club which has suspended applications from new students due to a lack of instructors.

At the same time, according to anecdotal evidence the number of new instructors qualifying is falling to historic lows.
Against this background several organisations are offering unprecedented assistance to encourage pilots to become instructors, or other support to attract new instructors to their schools.

Author: FTN Editor

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