BGS launches ATPL/CPL webinar library
Jul18

BGS launches ATPL/CPL webinar library

Bristol Groundschool (BGS) has launched an ATPL and CPL webinar subscription service, named BGS Webinar Library. The new resource gives aspiring pilots access to over 200 hours of pre-recorded ATPL classroom sessions – presented by Bristol Groundschool’s instructors. Covering fixed-wing and helicopter subjects, the extensive library is organised by topic and makes it easy for students to enhance their understanding in areas where they...

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Engine failures – time for a training re-vamp?
Jul01

Engine failures – time for a training re-vamp?

In a highly unusual move, the UK Air Accident Investigation Branch (AAIB) has urged the CAA to re-think how engine failures are taught and emergency procedures practiced. The AAIB action comes after two recent accidents involving partial engine failures in the take-off phase of flight. Their investigation into these serious accidents has prompted the AAIB to call for a change in UK flight training syllabi to cover situation of partial...

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FTEJerez ATPL scholarship winners announced
Jun17

FTEJerez ATPL scholarship winners announced

On 17 June 2022, FTEJerez completed selection for its fully-funded ATPL scholarship, awarding scholarships to Fahim Ahmed from Edinburgh, Scotland, and Stephen Daly from Limerick, Ireland. Being the only fully-funded ATPL scholarships on offer in Europe for at least a decade, it was anticipated that competition would be fierce, and it certainly proved to be the case with FTEJerez confirming that it received over 2,000 applications....

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Does dual licence training work?
Jun01

Does dual licence training work?

In the post-Brexit era, commercial pilot cadets training in the UK are now facing the conundrum of whether to train towards a UK licence; to train towards an EU licence; or whether to maximise their future employability by training for both. With a growing number of UK schools offering dual training programmes, cadets are now able to train towards both licences at the same time, but is this a realistic challenge to be undertaking and...

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Ultimate High extends Rob Wildeboer scholarship with UPRT offering
May17

Ultimate High extends Rob Wildeboer scholarship with UPRT offering

Ultimate High is offering an Upset Recovery Training (UPRT) course in memory of Rob Wildeboer, former Goodwood Flying School Manager, who died last July after a sudden illness. The scholarship is offered in addition to those made available by Goodwood Flying School. “He was a one-man institution at the Aerodrome, loved by all who came into contact with him and absolutely integral to everything done through the Goodwood aviation...

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Neuroscience tech trial for cadet pilots
May17

Neuroscience tech trial for cadet pilots

Rome, Italy based ATO Urbe Aero has been trialling new neuroscience technology, designed to aid real-time evaluation of the different human factors that affect pilots. Urbe Aero says that the aviation industry is moving away from an hours-based to a competency-based training approach and neuroscience is nowadays able to provide objective insights regarding human factors behind those core competencies that a pilot should overcome, such...

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