FTE Jerez Celebrates 20th Anniversary
Jun28

FTE Jerez Celebrates 20th Anniversary

In May, coinciding with the local festivities of the popular Feria del Caballo in Jerez, FTEJerez celebrated the 20th anniversary of its move from its original base in Prestwick, Scotland, to its current location in Jerez, Spain. Founded as British Aerospace Flight Training, after the move to Spain in 1999 the company re-branded as ‘FTE Jerez’ in 2003 and is now run by major shareholder and CEO Oscar Sordo. To celebrate the occasion,...

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Robinson Introduces new Flight Training Guide
Jun27

Robinson Introduces new Flight Training Guide

An updated flight training guide is now available from Robinson Helicopter Company. Robinson say that the comprehensive guide addresses the many levels of training, from the student pilot trying to find the ‘hover button’, to the qualified helicopter pilot transitioning into a Robinson, to the all-important flight review. The guide provides students and instructors a lesson-by-lesson syllabus, which includes a written test, for each...

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Bristow Group Sells Eastern Airways
Jun11

Bristow Group Sells Eastern Airways

Bristow Group, best known for its helicopter offshore, Search And Rescue and training operations, has entered bankruptcy protection in the US Bankruptcy Court. According to the Group, the Chapter 11 filings only pertain to certain US and Cayman Island entities and other non-US entities are not part of the bankruptcy filing. In a statement, Group President and CEO Don Miller said: “This is the best path forward for Bristow and we are...

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Tayside Graduates Swell Ranks of Professional Female Pilots
Jun10

Tayside Graduates Swell Ranks of Professional Female Pilots

Two Dundee-based pilots, Rachel Foyle and Kerrin Dutton, are flying the flag for females in aviation, after successfully completing their flight training at Tayside Aviation. Joining Loganair as First Officer, Rachel will be the first student on the BSc Professional Pilot Aviation Practice course at Tayside Aviation to fly Loganair’s ‘Embraer’ jet. Rachel could be on course to become a Captain in just two years. Neil Hughes,...

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Teaching Helicopter Trial Lessons
Jun09

Teaching Helicopter Trial Lessons

During the helicopter instructor course, you get a lot of advice on how to teach each lesson of the PPL(H) course. The novice instructor practises constantly, usually being given a lesson, then having to give it back…and I never got over the weird feeling engendered by pretending to teach basics such as straight and level flying to a 30,000 hour instructor! But you do this for every lesson. Every lesson, that is, except...

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Shoreham Airport has new Operator
Jun03

Shoreham Airport has new Operator

Aviation consultants Cyrrus Ltd and their private equity partners have purchased a 25-year lease of the aviation operations at Shoreham (Brighton City Airport), which claims to be Britain’s oldest commercial airport and is home to numerous flying training companies. Tony Realff, Managing Director of Brighton City Airport Ltd, will be stepping down after 55 years in the aviation industry, to be replaced by Rob Cooke, Managing Director...

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