North Weald Flying Services Acquired
May10

North Weald Flying Services Acquired

Vintage Legends Group, the owner of Aero Legends Ltd, has acquired North Weald Flying Services Ltd (NWFS) which is based at North Weald Airfield in Essex. Keith Perkins who owns Vintage Legends Group commented: “North Weald airfield is an historic site and has been in operation across both World Wars and was one of the 11 Group bases during WW2. This location has the history and ambience exactly suited to Aero Legends range of flight...

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Red Arrows fly in to Support Gliding Club’s Education Partnership
Apr10

Red Arrows fly in to Support Gliding Club’s Education Partnership

Members of the Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team, the Red Arrows, are meeting young people at Trent Valley Gliding Club in Kirton Lindsey who are taking part in a pioneering education and aviation partnership. The ‘Aim for the Sky’ project will see 208 students from North Lindsey College FE/HE experience training flights as glider pilots under instruction, take part in briefings about the theory of flight, meteorology and navigation, and...

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Government and Union Call for Greater Pilot Equality
Apr06

Government and Union Call for Greater Pilot Equality

The Aviation Minister Liz Sugg has written to the aviation sector, calling on them to pledge action to overcome the gender gap in aviation. Women account for nearly half (47%) of the national workforce, but only around six per cent of airline pilots worldwide are women. Liz Sugg, said: “For every hundred airline pilots, ninety-four are male. With a shortage of pilots in the future, the aviation industry needs to be making the best use...

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TAP Air Portugal and FTEJerez Sign Agreement for Graduate Placement
Apr05

TAP Air Portugal and FTEJerez Sign Agreement for Graduate Placement

Flight Training Europe (FTEJerez) has entered into an agreement with TAP Air Portugal, the country’s national flag carrier, to offer FTE graduates the opportunity to be selected as First Officers for TAP Air Portugal. Potential candidates identified by FTEJerez who, having completed their EASA ATPL (Air Transport Pilot Licence) training meet the criteria set by TAP Air Portugal, will be given the opportunity to apply for a First...

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Professional Pilot Flight Training – what does the future hold?
Apr03

Professional Pilot Flight Training – what does the future hold?

Peter Moxham, one of the most influential figures in UK flight training, takes a look at the challenges currently facing the UK professional pilot training industry and what can be done about them. I am unable to recall any time when so many issues face the UK Professional Pilot flight training world – we live in a time of great technological change with new requirements hitting the street every week and a more unstable political...

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