National Flight Centre Selects Alsim’s ALX
Mar28

National Flight Centre Selects Alsim’s ALX

Alsim has announced the sale of an ALX flight simulator to the National Flight Centre Pilot Academy, located in Leixlip, near Dublin, Ireland. The Alsim ALX simulator offers up to 4 classes of aircraft–from single engine piston, twin engine piston, twin turbine up to medium category twin jets (generic B737/A320). The ALX is designed and approved for ATPL, CPL/MCC, JOC and their respective requirements. Mr. Declan O’Shea, National...

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British Airways Opens Applications for New Pilots
Mar15

British Airways Opens Applications for New Pilots

British Airways has announced a requirement for newly-qualified pilots to join its Airbus fleet based at London Heathrow and Gatwick. Interestingly, the recruitment advertisement specifically states that BA are looking for candidates from a Modular and Integrated training background. The job specification states: “We offer a greater choice of fleet types and routes, both long and shorthaul, than any other UK airline. You can fly the...

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UK CAA General Aviation Unit Gets a New Boss
Mar13

UK CAA General Aviation Unit Gets a New Boss

The UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has appointed Rachel Gardner-Poole as the new Head of its General Aviation Unit. She will take up the post later this year following the departure of current head Tony Rapson after more than five years. The CAA say that Rachel brings a wealth of aviation experience to the role, she is currently Portfolio Director at the Civil Aviation Authority. She began working for the CAA in the General...

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Parliamentary Group Press Government on Uncompetitive Taxes on Pilot Training
Mar11

Parliamentary Group Press Government on Uncompetitive Taxes on Pilot Training

The All-Party Parliamentary Group on General Aviation (APPG-GA) has claimed that the number of students in Britain learning to become airline pilots is far below potential – due to much higher training costs in this country compared to elsewhere in the world. Members of the APPG-GA have now met with a senior Government minister in a bid to reverse the trend. After the meeting, the Exchequer Secretary to the Treasury, Robert Jenrick...

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UPDATE: Ultimate Aerobatics Scholarship
Mar09

UPDATE: Ultimate Aerobatics Scholarship

Ultimate Aerobatics are extending their deadline for aerobatic scholarship applicants. Due to a very high demand and to give more young pilots the chance to compete for a place on their aerobatic scholarship, Ultimate Aerobatics are extending the application deadline to the 24 March. New for 2019 the scholarship will give two young pilots the chance to gain five hour’s worth of aerobatic flight training allowing them to be able...

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Can the Flight Training Industry Cope with Demand?!
Mar01

Can the Flight Training Industry Cope with Demand?!

Business is buoyant in the commercial flight training sector, with new flight training schools entering the market in both the UK and mainland Europe. The recent influx of new schools will add to the overall training capacity, but even when taking these into account, industry experts are warning that airline pilot demand is outstripping supply and there is no quick solution to bring it back into balance. The industry’s most quoted...

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