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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LAA Appoint new Head of Pilot Coaching
Jan11

LAA Appoint new Head of Pilot Coaching

David Cockburn has been appointed the new Head of Training for the LAA’s flagship Pilot Coaching Scheme, which through its nationwide network of coaches offers members flying training specific to LAA types and operations, including biennial reviews, tailwheel conversions, type conversions, strip flying diplomas, differences and recency training. The LAA say that David brings with him a wealth of experience gained both as a military...

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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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Airspeed Aviation appointed as Garmin Sales and Service Centre
Jan09

Airspeed Aviation appointed as Garmin Sales and Service Centre

Airspeed Aviation Ltd, based at Derby Airfield, has announce that it has recently been appointed a Garmin Sales and Service Centre. This appointment is based on many years of avionics installation experience, and comes at the same time as the company moves into a new purpose built aircraft maintenance facility at its home base Derby Airfield. Airspeed Aviation is also the operator of Derby Airfield and Derby Aero Club; Airspeed...

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Flybe open MPL programme with L3Harris
Jan06

Flybe open MPL programme with L3Harris

UK regional airline Flybe has Flybe has opened applications to join the airline flying the airline’s ATR72 and Bombardier 8 Q400 aircraft on routes between UK and European destinations. Flybe claims to be the largest independent airline in Europe, carrying eight million passengers a year between 71 airports across the UK and Europe, with over 189 routes across 12 countries. The airline has approximately 2,400 employees. The airline...

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Canada’s Flying Training Crisis – any lessons for the UK?
Jan05

Canada’s Flying Training Crisis – any lessons for the UK?

Steve Dickinson looks over an investigation into the state of Canada’s flight training industry and finds that some lessons are universal. It seems that the Canadian government is aware of a potential crisis in flight training capacity in the coming years, and has taken expert testimony in an attempt to understand the issues. While some of those issues are specific to Canada – its domestic regulation, its geography or its...

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