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Ryanair considers forced winter leave for pilots
Feb27

Ryanair considers forced winter leave for pilots

Ryanair is apparently considering one day of forced leave in the first quarter of 2024 for each pilot to ensure full staffing during the busy summer travel period, setting up a potential pushback from pilots resisting the move. The Irish low-cost carrier said it needs to allocate the forced day off after finding insufficient leave assigned on rosters in the January-March period, according to memos sent to pilots across Europe in...

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UWL Future Pilot Skills Event this Saturday (13 Jan 2024)
Jan10

UWL Future Pilot Skills Event this Saturday (13 Jan 2024)

The University of West London (UWL), in partnership with FlightPad, is hosting a Future Pilot Skills Event this Saturday (13 January 2024) at UWL’s campus in Ealing, London. The free to attend event is designed to provide aspiring commercial pilots with vital information on how to pursue a flying career, and features: Aptitude skills assessment Technical workshops demonstrating what a commercial pilot career really involves...

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Ravenair airline preparation course
Dec06

Ravenair airline preparation course

Liverpool John Lennon Airport-based approved training organisation (ATO) Ravenair has launched a new course designed to prepare commercial pilot graduates applying for airline positions. Ravenair has developed the course in collaborations with an experienced Virgin Atlantic recruitment pilot, who has devised and delivered pilot recruitment programmes for a number of airlines. Named the Airline Preparation Course, it comprises a...

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British Airways’ fully funded pilot programme now open
Sep20

British Airways’ fully funded pilot programme now open

Hopefuls for the British Airways Speedbird Pilot Academy programme must submit their completed applications by the 25 September. The online application process leaves aspiring candidates with just days to complete the important online tests and forms to have the opportunity to become a British Airways pilot. The creation of the British Airways Speedbird Pilot Academy programme eliminates the high entry cost when choosing a...

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Time to go
Jul26

Time to go

When I look back now at my time flying aircraft for a living, I see a patchwork quilt of a career. No regrets though, I enjoyed every minute of it and hope that has come through in the writing of this column. It has been 17 years since the editor/publisher of FTN asked me to write regularly about what we do for a living. The title ‘From the Flightdeck’ was his idea and it is still a good one. I hope they keep it after I have gone....

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