Life as a Pilot
Feb16

Life as a Pilot

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Air League Flying Bursaries 2020
Feb08

Air League Flying Bursaries 2020

The Air League flying bursaries support aspiring pilots with their training. They are intended for those individuals who require support either to complete their PPL and move onto the next stage of their training or for those who require post PPL support to finance their night rating, instrument ratings or similar. In 2020, we would especially like to encourage applications from pilots who will use the bursaries to progress their...

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Why do Pilots Dump Fuel
May28

Why do Pilots Dump Fuel

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Sometimes Two Heads are Not Better Than One
Feb28

Sometimes Two Heads are Not Better Than One

Soon after I got my PPL(A), back in the dark ages, flying friends suggested that I pair up with another recently qualified pilot. That way, they said, we could share the cost, and also benefit from each other’s experience. One could fly, while the other did the navigation and radio; then we would swap for the next flight. Half the cost, half the work, twice the fun, they told me. A well tried and tested way of gaining...

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Boeing 747 Lands at Hartlepool College
Sep01

Boeing 747 Lands at Hartlepool College

Hartlepool College of Further Education, has celebrated the opening of its new Travel, Tourism and Aviation training centre. The centre features part of a genuine Boeing 747 fuselage, reassembled at the college, allowing students the opportunity to train in an authentic environment. Darren Hankey, Principal of Hartlepool College of Further Education, said: “The Travel Tourism and the Aviation departments here at the college have just...

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A little support for the journey
Mar12

A little support for the journey

If you were contemplating a non-stop flight to Australia who or what would you take for support? Your partner or an entertaining companion? A couple of good books? A pre-loaded ‘box set’ of your favourite TV series? One of those inflatable neck supports? Or maybe a duck. For a number of years now, airline passengers in the USA have been entitled to travel with an ‘Emotional Support Animal’ to help them with the trauma of domestic...

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