British Women Pilots’ Association announces seven scholarships for 2019
May19

British Women Pilots’ Association announces seven scholarships for 2019

The British Women Pilots’ Association (BWPA) has launched its 2019 scholarships for female pilots. This year there are seven scholarships available: • BWPA Flying Start (£1000) for new, inexperienced pilots to gain their first qualifications. • BWPA Flying High (£1000) for licensed pilots who wish to gain further qualifications, take part in significant competitions, or undertake other suitable activities to help them further their...

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General Aviation Airfields Start ADS-B Trials
May14

General Aviation Airfields Start ADS-B Trials

City Airport (Manchester Barton) has officially started their Airspace4All GA Airfield ADS-B traffic display trial. The aim of the trial is to gather evidence to enable the CAA to assess this capability and give consideration to policy change authorising use of ADS-B real-time traffic displays by GA Air Traffic Service (ATS) units. Additionally, Airspace4All hope that this trial will encourage further development of technology to...

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ATP Flight School Accepts Delivery of Eight Piper Archers
May12

ATP Flight School Accepts Delivery of Eight Piper Archers

 US-based ATP Flight School has accepted delivery of eight Archer TXs from Piper Aircraft – the largest single Archer delivery to-date for ATP. These aircraft are part of a deal between Piper and ATP, announced last year, for the purchase of up to 100 of the single-engine trainers. With a retail value of $37 million, this fleet order is ATP’s second, with 114 Archers already in operation. “Piper Aircraft is proud of our...

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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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