Kilo Charlie Aviation to take delivery of 30 TECNAM trainers
Sep07

Kilo Charlie Aviation to take delivery of 30 TECNAM trainers

Tecnam has announced that US flight academy Kilo Charlie Aviation has placed orders for a total of 30 Tecnam aircraft over the next two years. Kilo Charlie Aviation is located near Kansas City at New Century Air Center, formerly known as Naval Air Station Olathe, a joint civil-military general aviation airport. The school has 96 students and was founded in 2020 by experienced pilot Robert Renfro and Drew Konicek. The new fleet...

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The Armstrong Isaacs Bursary Awards 2019
Jan22

The Armstrong Isaacs Bursary Awards 2019

The Armstrong Isaacs Scholarship was set up some years ago with legacies bestowed by David Armstrong, an original member of the Ultralight Aircraft Association, later the Popular Flying Association and now the Light Aircraft Association (LAA) and a former Chairman, and John Isaacs, designer of the Isaacs Fury and Spitfire. Initially it was used to fund a single NPPL scholarship every other year for a deserving under 30 years old. In...

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Parliamentary Group Press Government on Uncompetitive Taxes on Pilot Training
Mar11

Parliamentary Group Press Government on Uncompetitive Taxes on Pilot Training

The All-Party Parliamentary Group on General Aviation (APPG-GA) has claimed that the number of students in Britain learning to become airline pilots is far below potential – due to much higher training costs in this country compared to elsewhere in the world. Members of the APPG-GA have now met with a senior Government minister in a bid to reverse the trend. After the meeting, the Exchequer Secretary to the Treasury, Robert Jenrick...

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Teaching Threat and Error Management
Nov02

Teaching Threat and Error Management

Include threat and error management from the beginning of flight training. For an activity peppered with so many potential hazards, aviation has achieved a remarkable safety level since its perilous early days, most especially when thinking about public transport (or ‘Commercial Air Transport’) operation in recent decades. Much of the progress in the safety arena has come not just from technological advances per se, but from an...

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