Mission Aviation Fellowship
CAA publishes Strip Flying Safety Sense Leaflet
Jun20

CAA publishes Strip Flying Safety Sense Leaflet

The UK CAA has published a comprehensive guide on flying into and out of unlicensed airstrips. The guide – part of the CAA’s series of Safety Sense Leaflets – contains valuable information on the art of flying into grass strips and how to identify and mitigate potential hazards. The guide commences by advising that most strips will not be licensed or certified to any standard and may have hazardous features such as power lines or...

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Premier Flight Training ceases trading
Jun14

Premier Flight Training ceases trading

Premier Flight Training have gone out of business after around two decades of operation. The Norwich airport-based flying school was set-up in 2002 and had been based at Norwich airport for over two decades. Starting out providing training for the Private Pilot Licence (PPL) and associated ratings, Premier Flight Training later went on become a CAA Approved Training Organisation (ATO) offering commercial, instrument rating and Flight...

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Pilot Flight Academy launches fATPL scholarship
Jun14

Pilot Flight Academy launches fATPL scholarship

Norwegian ATO Pilot Flight Academy (PFA) has launched an fATPL scholarship, covering all tuition fees across an integrated 18-month training programme at the company’s headquarters in Torp Sandefjord Airport in southern Norway. Open to European passport holders, PFA says it is particularly interested in attracting applications from individuals who might not otherwise have the financial ability to fund commercial pilot training, as...

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UK SAF mandate to activate in Jan 2025
Jun14

UK SAF mandate to activate in Jan 2025

UK government has confirmed that its sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) mandate will come into force in January 2025. In September 2023, the Department for Transport (DfT) announced a ‘revenue certainty mechanism’ to kickstart the SAF industry. To make this happen the DfT introduced a SAF mandate which will require at least 10% of all jet fuel in flights taking off from the UK to come from sustainable feedstocks by 2030. SAFs are...

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Ravenair acquires LFS & Keenair facilities
Jun13

Ravenair acquires LFS & Keenair facilities

Following on from the announcement last month that one of the UK longest established flying schools – Liverpool Flying School (LFS) – had closed, fellow Liverpool John Lennon Airport resident Ravenair has confirmed that it is in the process of acquiring the business’ hangar and office facilities. Ravenair Ops Director Wayne Barrett told FTN that the company is in the advanced stages of purchasing LFS’ sister company Keenair, which for...

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