Parliamentary Group Press Government on Uncompetitive Taxes on Pilot Training
Mar11

Parliamentary Group Press Government on Uncompetitive Taxes on Pilot Training

The All-Party Parliamentary Group on General Aviation (APPG-GA) has claimed that the number of students in Britain learning to become airline pilots is far below potential – due to much higher training costs in this country compared to elsewhere in the world. Members of the APPG-GA have now met with a senior Government minister in a bid to reverse the trend. After the meeting, the Exchequer Secretary to the Treasury, Robert Jenrick...

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UPDATE: Ultimate Aerobatics Scholarship
Mar09

UPDATE: Ultimate Aerobatics Scholarship

Ultimate Aerobatics are extending their deadline for aerobatic scholarship applicants. Due to a very high demand and to give more young pilots the chance to compete for a place on their aerobatic scholarship, Ultimate Aerobatics are extending the application deadline to the 24 March. New for 2019 the scholarship will give two young pilots the chance to gain five hour’s worth of aerobatic flight training allowing them to be able...

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Red Lines and Red Ink: Will Finances Trump Politics Over the UK’s Future in EASA?
Mar08

Red Lines and Red Ink: Will Finances Trump Politics Over the UK’s Future in EASA?

With just under two months left before the UK officially withdraws from the European Union, the future for the UK aviation industry, and that of its regulator (the CAA), remains as opaque as ever. It is no secret that both industry as a whole and the regulator in particular wish the UK to remain a member of the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA). Speaking in September 2017, Andrew Haines – then Chief Executive of the CAA...

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Can the Flight Training Industry Cope with Demand?!
Mar01

Can the Flight Training Industry Cope with Demand?!

Business is buoyant in the commercial flight training sector, with new flight training schools entering the market in both the UK and mainland Europe. The recent influx of new schools will add to the overall training capacity, but even when taking these into account, industry experts are warning that airline pilot demand is outstripping supply and there is no quick solution to bring it back into balance. The industry’s most quoted...

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First Officer Pilot Apprenticeships Given Clearance
Feb22

First Officer Pilot Apprenticeships Given Clearance

The Aviation Industry Skills Board (AISB) has launched the UK’s first ever industry-led First Officer pilot apprenticeships scheme, providing aspiring pilots with a financially supported route to a First Officer position with a UK airline. The AISB sub-group which developed the apprenticeship framework was made up of UK airline representatives from British Airways, Flybe, easyJet, Virgin Atlantic Airways, and TUI UK, which chaired the...

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New Aerobatic Scholarship from Ultimate Aerobatics
Feb09

New Aerobatic Scholarship from Ultimate Aerobatics

Ultimate Aerobatics, in partnership with Total UK Aviation Fuels, is offering up to two pilots the opportunity to achieve their aerobatic dreams with a scholarship to take them on the first step of their journey to aerobatic competition. Up to two five hour scholarships are available which will give successful applicants a training award towards the EASA aerobatic rating, allowing them to compete at British Aerobatic competitions....

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