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Leading Edge Aviation launches funded training programme  
Jul16

Leading Edge Aviation launches funded training programme  

Leading Edge Aviation (LEAL) has announced the launch of a new funded fATPL/Flight Instructor training programme, covering up to 85% of training costs. LEAL’s new training programme will see cadets complete training with the academy, gaining a frozen Air Transport Pilot Licence (fATPL) and Flight Instructor (FI) rating, ahead of commencing two years’ employment as an FI at LEAL’s Alhama de Murcia training base in southern Spain. The...

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Practise – Demonstrate – Teach
Jan29

Practise – Demonstrate – Teach

As a Flight Instructor Examiner (FIE) I get to observe many instructors delivering flight training exercises and most of them perform satisfactorily. Occasionally I come across one or two that really don’t know what they are trying to teach. This may be due to poor and inadequate training during the instructor course, or it might be they have forgotten what to do or, more importantly, how to do it. The process of teaching can best be...

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A new benchmark for flight instructor pay?
Dec20

A new benchmark for flight instructor pay?

Since the recovery began from the pandemic and airlines began recruiting hard to operate their aircraft, a shortage of flight instructors has been a growing concern at both PPL and commercial pilot level in Europe (and pretty much everywhere else it seems). This is hardly a new occurrence, with periodic shortages of flight instructors a perennial thorn in the side of the flight training industry. Now, Gloucester-based Skyborne Airline...

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Don’t just demonstrate…Teach!
Dec20

Don’t just demonstrate…Teach!

FTN is delighted to announce that aviation luminary Alan Newton is joining FTN this month as our newest columnist, sharing experiences and wisdom gained during a career that has seen him rise to the top of the flight training industry.    Alan is the Head of Training and Director of On-Track Aviation Limited. He learned to fly in the Royal Air Force in 1980 and served on a number of Squadrons. He gained an A2 Qualified Flight...

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My helicopter FI course – Part 2 by Helen Krasner
Oct04

My helicopter FI course – Part 2 by Helen Krasner

Previously I described the first two weeks of my helicopter FI course, which I undertook more years ago thank I care to work out. As I explained last month, I found those two weeks really tough. The third week was similar and on top of that I was ill. Here are some extracts from the diary I kept at the time… Wednesday 12 Feb Crap visibility and low cloud, so no flying. Maybe just as well, as I have a bad cold and a pounding...

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