Ex- Red Arrows Pilot Mike Ling joins NDMFS Scholarship Charity as Patron
Jun24

Ex- Red Arrows Pilot Mike Ling joins NDMFS Scholarship Charity as Patron

Squadron Leader Mike Ling MBE FRAeS has accepted an invitation from the Trustees of Biggin Hill-based Nick Davidson Memorial Flying Scholarship scheme (NDMFS) to take the new role as Patron of the charity. He has recently left the Royal Air Force after 21 year’s service and is now in commercial aviation. His new role will include helping to establish new funding for the charity, also to overview the selection process and to give...

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Shoreham Airport has new Operator
Jun03

Shoreham Airport has new Operator

Aviation consultants Cyrrus Ltd and their private equity partners have purchased a 25-year lease of the aviation operations at Shoreham (Brighton City Airport), which claims to be Britain’s oldest commercial airport and is home to numerous flying training companies. Tony Realff, Managing Director of Brighton City Airport Ltd, will be stepping down after 55 years in the aviation industry, to be replaced by Rob Cooke, Managing Director...

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British Women Pilots’ Association announces seven scholarships for 2019
May19

British Women Pilots’ Association announces seven scholarships for 2019

The British Women Pilots’ Association (BWPA) has launched its 2019 scholarships for female pilots. This year there are seven scholarships available: • BWPA Flying Start (£1000) for new, inexperienced pilots to gain their first qualifications. • BWPA Flying High (£1000) for licensed pilots who wish to gain further qualifications, take part in significant competitions, or undertake other suitable activities to help them further their...

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General Aviation Airfields Start ADS-B Trials
May14

General Aviation Airfields Start ADS-B Trials

City Airport (Manchester Barton) has officially started their Airspace4All GA Airfield ADS-B traffic display trial. The aim of the trial is to gather evidence to enable the CAA to assess this capability and give consideration to policy change authorising use of ADS-B real-time traffic displays by GA Air Traffic Service (ATS) units. Additionally, Airspace4All hope that this trial will encourage further development of technology to...

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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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