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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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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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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Farnborough Airport Launches Flying Scholarship for 2020
Feb10

Farnborough Airport Launches Flying Scholarship for 2020

Farnborough Airport has launched ‘The Farnborough Airport Flying Scholarship 2020’. Under the auspices of the Honourable Company of Air Pilots’ scholarship programme, Farnborough Airport grants one person a scholarship with the aim of supporting individuals to gain flying experience and ultimately achieve their Private Pilot’s Licence (PPL). The Flying Scholarship is part of the airport’s ‘Aviation to Education’ programme. Now in its...

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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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