First mentored APS MCC graduates join Ryanair
Feb06

First mentored APS MCC graduates join Ryanair

VA Airline Training (VA) has announced that all of their inaugural Ryanair Mentored Programme APS MCC graduates, who undertook Ryanair pilot selection, have been selected to join the airline. The successful graduates will be undertaking an upcoming B737 type rating. VA is the only Ryanair approved training provider in the UK for the Mentored APS MCC programme. VA pioneered the new EASA Airline Pilot Standards Multi-crew Cooperation...

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Prince’s Trust Cadets Complete Scholarship Initiative with L3Harris Technologies
Jan30

Prince’s Trust Cadets Complete Scholarship Initiative with L3Harris Technologies

The first three young people to take part in The Prince’s Trust flying scholarship have completed their training with L3Harris Technologies. The flying scholarship initiative, created by L3Harris and The Prince’s Trust as part of the RAF 100 Legacy, aims to increase diversity within the aviation industry and help more people to achieve their dream of becoming a pilot. The first students, all from Northern Ireland, undertook...

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VA Welcomes First Titan Airways Cadets of the New Decade
Jan28

VA Welcomes First Titan Airways Cadets of the New Decade

VA Airline Training (VA) has welcome their first airline sponsored trainees of 2020 – a course of four Titan Airways cadets into training at their Cambridge training centre. The cadets were welcomed along with two self-sponsored cadets by VA’s Managing Director Anthony Petteford, Titan Airways’ Pilot Manager Captain Matthew Wilson and other senior personnel from both VA and Titan Airways. They now embark upon a programme of EASA...

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Air BP award fifth Sterling Pilot Scholarship
Jan12

Air BP award fifth Sterling Pilot Scholarship

Air BP, the international aviation fuel products and service supplier, has named its fifth Sterling Pilot Scholar as 18-year old Kristoff Ahlner from Shenfield in Essex. The scholarship is valued at around £10,000 and aims to assist aspiring UK pilots like Kristoff achieve their Private Pilot’s Licence (PPL). As the industry faces a global pilot shortage with 790,000 new civil aviation pilots needed to fly the world’s fleet over the...

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‘Reach for the Sky’ Aviation Skills Programme will Promote Careers in Aviation
Jan11

‘Reach for the Sky’ Aviation Skills Programme will Promote Careers in Aviation

A new skills programme to promote careers in the aviation industry to under-represented groups has been unveiled by the Aviation Minister, Paul Maynard. The programme, Reach for the Sky, is aimed primarily at young people from under-represented groups and will be delivered through partnerships with industry, expert bodies and educational establishments, and is aimed at helping to make the UK the best place to follow a career in...

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British Airways to fund flying lessons for teenagers
Dec30

British Airways to fund flying lessons for teenagers

British Airways has announced that it will fund flying lessons for 200 students across the UK during 2020 to inspire them to reach for the skies. The announcement follows a trial of the programme this year in partnership with The Air League Trust when, in celebration of its centenary, the airline funded lessons for students who would not normally be able to enjoy this experience at Booker Aviation Flying School in High Wycombe. After...

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