The Right Stuff: How to Win a Flying Scholarship
Feb21

The Right Stuff: How to Win a Flying Scholarship

Andy Fisher was awarded a 12-hour flying scholarship from the Air League in 2016. Sponsored by The Swire Charitable Trust, the award was completed in a two-week period during June taking full advantage of the perfect summer flying weather. From Banbury, Andy who was 19 at the time, chose to complete his scholarship at the nearby Wellesbourne Montford Airfield with South Warwickshire Flying School. Partly because SWFS is one of the...

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PC12 SET rating at Biggin Hill
Feb08

PC12 SET rating at Biggin Hill

In a newly-ratified partnership with Jonathan Shooter’s Oysterair, Oriens Aviation are to offer SET rating training on the PC12 at their Biggin Hill base. The EASA PC-12 class rating course caters for a wide range of experience, from the PPL (A) holder with instrument rating and a minimum 200 flying hours’ experience with 70 hours Pilot in Command, to the most experienced pilots. “We are delighted to be working with Oriens Aviation to...

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No Deal Brexit for Pilot Training Organisations Based in the UK
Nov29

No Deal Brexit for Pilot Training Organisations Based in the UK

No Deal Brexit for Pilot Training...

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Applications now open for 2019 Royal Aero Club Bursaries
Nov12

Applications now open for 2019 Royal Aero Club Bursaries

The Royal Aero Club Trust administers a Bursary Scheme for young people as part of its Flying for Youth program. The scheme and the bursaries comprise all types of air sports and aviation-related activities including: paragliding, gliding, hang-gliding, parachuting, microlight aircraft, helicopter, light aircraft and the designing, building and flying model aeroplanes (including multi-rotary wing – eg drones). 48 bursaries were...

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Bristol Groundschool Offer ‘Signing On’ Bonus for Instructors
Nov08

Bristol Groundschool Offer ‘Signing On’ Bonus for Instructors

Bristol Groundschool, founded in 1992 by ex-RAF TriStar Captain Alex Whittingham, is a well-known specialist in distance learning and training for EASA Professional Pilot’s Licence theory exams. Bristol Groundschool say that they use a ‘blended’ learning system which combines traditional training methods with modern interactive training tools. Bristol Groundschool are now seeking groundschool instructors and say that ideal applicants...

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Boeing, Gliders, and Tomorrow’s Pilots
Nov08

Boeing, Gliders, and Tomorrow’s Pilots

I’ve always had a thing about arriving at an airfield before a summer’s flying day begins. For me (and I accept it may just be me), there is often a calmness, a stillness, in the air before the airfield awakes and the business of the day begins. There is also the anticipation of the day to come, adventures and achievements waiting to be experienced, memories to be made and challenges taken up. So it is that I find myself on a rather...

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