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Don’t just demonstrate…Teach!
Dec20

Don’t just demonstrate…Teach!

FTN is delighted to announce that aviation luminary Alan Newton is joining FTN this month as our newest columnist, sharing experiences and wisdom gained during a career that has seen him rise to the top of the flight training industry.    Alan is the Head of Training and Director of On-Track Aviation Limited. He learned to fly in the Royal Air Force in 1980 and served on a number of Squadrons. He gained an A2 Qualified Flight...

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The Flight Instructor Conundrum
Feb04

The Flight Instructor Conundrum

A poll conducted by FTN has revealed that nearly half of the UK’s flight training schools are actively recruiting flight instructors, supporting the anecdotal evidence of an instructor shortage. Meantime, schools providing flight instructor training courses have reported a marked downturn in demand from potential instructors, some have seen virtually no new intakes in the last six months. It would seem that the professional pilot...

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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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