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Robinson Helicopters launch instructor pilot standardisation course
May28

Robinson Helicopters launch instructor pilot standardisation course

The Robinson Helicopter Company (RHC) has announced the launch of its new Instructor Pilot (IP) standardisation course, designed to better helicopter flight training by equipping instructors with the skills and knowledge to produce highly proficient pilots. RHC says that leveraging decades of safety expertise, the new IP course builds upon the company’s well-established Safety Course, which has been in operation for more than 40...

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FTEJerez taking Ryanair Future Flyer Academy applications
May24

FTEJerez taking Ryanair Future Flyer Academy applications

FTEJerez is accepting applications for the Ryanair Future Flyer Academy. The Spanish flight training organisation is one of Ryanair’s official partners and offers aspiring pilots the opportunity to embark on their aviation careers.  Previously known as the Ryanair Mentored Programme, the Future Flyer Academy aims to train over 400 aspiring pilots in the next four years. The programme provides three distinct training paths,...

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UK fully funded commercial helicopter pilot scholarship open
May23

UK fully funded commercial helicopter pilot scholarship open

Helicentre Aviation Academy is inviting promising professional helicopter pilots to apply for its 2024 commercial helicopter pilot [CPL(H)] Scholarship.  In the past the UK helicopter operator has awarded over £1m in training scholarships, sponsorships and bursaries to dozens of trainee helicopter pilots since 2013.  Previous scholarship recipients are now employed in a diverse range of helicopter flying roles, including...

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How many First Solos have you sent?
May22

How many First Solos have you sent?

In a call-out to all flight instructors, FTN is intrigued to learn the number of students FIs have sent on their first solo flight over the course of their careers and who might claim the current record? One of the most daunting experiences for an FI is the first time they send a student off on their first solo circuit and landing. It’s also one of the most rewarding, of course. It’s also a rite of passage for a newly graduated FI,...

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Diesel powered Seminoles?
May22

Diesel powered Seminoles?

It appears that Piper Aircraft may start offering a diesel-powered variant of its popular twin-engine trainer, the PA-44 Seminole, after announcing that it has entered into a collaborative relationship with DeltaHawk Engines, builders of the DHK jet-fuelled piston engines. According to DeltaHawk, a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the two companies has been signed and sharing of engineering data and technical resources is now...

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EBACE24 show preview and line up
May22

EBACE24 show preview and line up

Some of the world’s most advanced, efficient and cutting-edge business aircraft, along with the most forward-looking innovations in advanced air mobility (AAM) will be on display at the 2024 European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (EBACE2024), taking place 28-30 May at Palexpo and Geneva Airport (GVA) in Geneva, Switzerland. The event is co-hosted by the European Business Aviation Association (EBAA) and the National...

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