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Online classrooms set to stay?
Jul09

Online classrooms set to stay?

Bristol Groundschool (BGS) says that it is adapting its teaching style during lockdown to include online and recorded video lessons. This enables it to offer a distance learning solution to both new and current students studying at home via their laptops and tablets. Their distance learning suite now includes: A content generation and management training system Their online question bank – bgsonline Live webinars and recordings, all...

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Simtech Aviation acquires ATR 72-600 simulator
Jul08

Simtech Aviation acquires ATR 72-600 simulator

Dublin based Simtech Aviation has acquired a new ATR 72-600 simulator, to be operational from September. The Irish Approved Training Organisation (ATO) currently operates five simulators at its Dublin Airport Logistics Park facility, including a full-motion CAE Level D Airbus A320, a fixed-base Boeing 737-800, full-motion Avro RJ-85 and generic ‘XJ’ simulator The new ATR 72-600 simulator, manufactured by Axis Simulation, has been...

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L3Harris Launches ATPL Modular Training
Jul08

L3Harris Launches ATPL Modular Training

Having previously focussed on integrated, one-stop training programmes for aspiring commercial pilots, L3Harris Airline Academy has now launched a new ATPL Modular training programme to complement its integrated training programmes. For cadets who do not have the capability to undertake an 18-month intensive integrated course, the new modular training route with L3Harris Airline Academy will provide future pilots the opportunity to...

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BGA launches webinar, issue exemptions and announces new radio telephony course
Apr24

BGA launches webinar, issue exemptions and announces new radio telephony course

In  bid to keep the gliding community engaged during the pandemic lockdown, the British Gliding Association (BGA) have been running a series of webinars over the last few weeks. The webinars commenced on 29 March with a presentation from Andy Perkins, the BGA’s chairman. The date was apposite as it also marked the 90th anniversary of the association. Andy explained that the BGA had introduced the webinars to keep their membership...

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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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