Leading by example?
May19

Leading by example?

After around seven weeks of inactivity, on 15th May, UK General Aviation (GA) pilots were informed that they can return to flying, subject to following the general guidance on social-distancing. In effect the guidance is that GA flying is currently restricted to either solo flight, or flying with passengers that are part of the same self-isolating group as the pilot. At face value, this means that flying training cannot yet...

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Commercial flight training resumes in the UK
May17

Commercial flight training resumes in the UK

FTN has obtained updated advice from the Department for Transport on its return to flying guidance, following the news that at least one UK flight school is to shortly to recommence flight training for its commercial student pilots. On Friday 15 May 2020, the DfT confirmed in a statement that recreational flying could recommence subject to pilots observing social-distancing advice, but that this guidance precluded ‘dual’ flying...

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UK Government publishes return to flight guidance for GA
May15

UK Government publishes return to flight guidance for GA

Breaking news… Shortly after 12pm today (15 May 2020) UK government published an update on return to flight measures for the GA community. The update is available here Further updates to follow shortly.

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Skyborne offers Flybe crew support package
Apr24

Skyborne offers Flybe crew support package

Gloucestershire Airport-based Skyborne Airline Academy are inviting former Flybe pilots to apply for a specialist Skyborne sponsored flight instructor programme, and are also offering three hours of free time in Skyborne’s Boeing 737 MAX simulator, to prepare for the simulator assessment phase of any future job interview, for those pilots wishing to continue their airline careers with other carriers. Lee Woodward, Skyborne CEO, said:...

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VA ‘BURSARY 24’ extended
Apr24

VA ‘BURSARY 24’ extended

Following the success of its ‘Bursary 24’ offer during March 2020, VA Airline Training has announced that an additional 24 £500 Bursaries will now be available throughout the months of April and May 2020. Pilots booking either a VA Airline Pilot Standards Multi-Crew Cooperation (APS MCC) course or a Ryanair Mentored APS MCC will receive a £500 bursary to secure the course for £6,400 including VAT instead of the regular £6,900 course...

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Theoretical knowledge exam completion period extended
Apr24

Theoretical knowledge exam completion period extended

With ATOs and DTOs unable to deliver theoretical knowledge examinations for their students during the Covid-19 shutdown period, and with the CAA announcing cessation of all UK CAA Exam sessions until at least 01 May 2020 (now more likely to be June), the Authority has decided to extend the maximum permitted exam completion period from 18 to 24 months. The general exemption is for candidates within UK-based Approved Training...

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