FTEJerez ATPL scholarship opens
Dec03

FTEJerez ATPL scholarship opens

Commercial pilot flight training organisation FTEJerez, based at Jerez de La Frontera in the southwest of Spain, has announced its first fully funded ATPL Scholarship, representing an extremely rare opportunity in the commercial pilot training sector. Through the initiative, the academy will sponsor the full price of an Airline First Officer Programme (FTE’s integrated ATPL course) for two successful candidates, valued at €119,500.00...

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What a Performance! – The CAA exam with a 95% failure rate
Sep20

What a Performance! – The CAA exam with a 95% failure rate

Following the introduction of a new Question Bank (QB), between January and April 2021 the UK ATPL theoretical knowledge exam ‘Flight Performance and Planning – Performance (A)’ dropped from a previous 88% average pass rate to just 5%, marking a new low for the subject and indicating that all is not well with the current UK exam system for commercial pilot cadets. Prior to Brexit, the UK CAA had ‘acquired’ ATPL exam database...

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The PPL exam lottery
Aug11

The PPL exam lottery

A growing number of flying schools, instructors, examiners and student pilots are expressing exasperation over the new UK PPL ground exams, after witnessing unprecedented numbers of students failing their exams in recent months. The problem has become so bad that instructors and students alike are describing some of the exam questions as ‘exotic and unrelated to the course content’, with one well-respected instructor/examiner publicly...

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Skyborne Aviation Academy open day 24 July 2021
Jul15

Skyborne Aviation Academy open day 24 July 2021

With the first course of British cadets having just arrived at Skyborne’s fair weather training base at Vero Beach in Florida, the flight training academy is now running an open day on 24 July at their UK Gloucestershire Airport HQ to explain what training programmes are on offer at their USA flight school. The open day, which runs from 10am to 2pm, is aimed to provide prospective cadets with details on everything they need to...

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BSA offering 50% off next ATPL ground school course
May13

BSA offering 50% off next ATPL ground school course

The British School of Aviation, based at London Luton Airport, are offering the first six cadets applying to join its next ATPL theoretical knowledge course a 50% discount on their training fees. The course begins on 07 June 2021 and prospective cadets are encouraged to get their applications in quickly to ensure they make it into the first six in order to take advantage of the 50% discount. BSA in-house ATPL(A) theoretical knowledge...

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PPL training expected to resume from 12 April
Mar02

PPL training expected to resume from 12 April

The UK Department for Transport (DfT) has today updated its guidance for the General Aviation community, detailing a three-stage phased return to GA flying. The key dates, aligned with wider pandemic lockdown recovery guidance, are 29 March, 12 April and 17 May. 29 March – Solo flying & flying with household/bubble members People will no longer be required to stay at home. This will allow the safe restart of GA flying for...

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