SOLI, we’re leaving – UK to leave EASA, Government confirms
Mar16

SOLI, we’re leaving – UK to leave EASA, Government confirms

Transport Minister Grant Shapps has confirmed that the UK is to terminate is membership with the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA). During an interview given in Washington DC on 06 March, Shapps told US news outlet Aviation Week, “We will leave EASA. The powers will revert to the CAA, who are probably one of the world’s leading regulators and the expertise will need to come home to do that, but we’ll do it in a gradual...

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United Airlines buys Flight School for Scholarship Programme
Feb27

United Airlines buys Flight School for Scholarship Programme

USA airline United Airlines has signed a purchase agreement to become the only major US carrier to own a flight training academy. United expects approximately 300 students to graduate from the United Aviate Academy in its first full year of operation. The flight training academy – currently operating as Westwind School of Aeronautics in Phoenix, Arizona – will be an extension of the airline’s Aviate program, a pilot development...

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Quantas Opens new Flight Academy, Announces Scholarships
Feb24

Quantas Opens new Flight Academy, Announces Scholarships

The new Pilot Academy in Toowoomba, close to Brisbane, Australia, will have the capacity to train up to 250 pilots each year. Qantas Group CEO Alan Joyce, said: “Opening our new Pilot Academy is a historic moment for Qantas, for aviation in Australia and for the thousands of future pilots who will learn how to fly here in Toowoomba. Qantas Group pilots have a long-held reputation for being amongst the best in the world because of...

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HCAP 2020 Gliding Scholarships
Feb21

HCAP 2020 Gliding Scholarships

Gliding scholarships are provided directly by the Honourable Company and through funding from the Air Pilots’ Flying Club and the Air Pilots Benevolent Fund as well as other private and commercial sponsors. As these scholarships will be residential, they are offered to people over the age of 16 and give the successful candidates the opportunity to fly on a one week residential course at a youth approved British Gliding...

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Bristol Groundschool Welcomes British Women Pilots’ Association Scholarship Winner
Feb18

Bristol Groundschool Welcomes British Women Pilots’ Association Scholarship Winner

Bristol Groundschool (BGS) has welcomed Tessa Morris-Paterson – one of the recent winners of the ATPL theory Scholarship in partnership with the British Womens’ Pilots Association (BWPA). Tessa Morris-Paterson from Farnborough received the scholarship which will cover the cost of 50% of her ATPL theory course. Tessa, who previously worked as an intern for NASA Ames in California, holds a PPL(A) which she completed in just 6...

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Life as a Pilot
Feb16

Life as a Pilot

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