Booker Aviation launches hour building package
Apr11

Booker Aviation launches hour building package

Booker Aviation, based at Wycombe Air Park in Buckinghamshire, has launched a new hours building package for pilots wanting to build hours and experience ahead of commencing their Commercial Pilot Licence (CPL) training. Under the modular training system, PPL holders wishing to progress to CPL training must have first obtained a minimum of 200 hours flight time and with this in mind Booker Aviation is now offering discounted packages....

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Volocopter receives ATO approval for pilot training
Mar22

Volocopter receives ATO approval for pilot training

Urban air mobility (UAM) specialist company Volocopter is given Approved Training Organisation (ATO) status in order to commence training pilots to fly its electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) air taxis. The approval came from the German aviation regulator (Luftfarhrtbundesamt) after a year of rigorous checks and the company says it is currently finalising the training programme for pilots to fly its VoloCity eVTOL,...

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Quality Fly increases fleet as  part of 30% growth target
Feb09

Quality Fly increases fleet as part of 30% growth target

Spanish ATO Quality Fly has announced the pending arrival of four additional Tecnam P2008 aircraft as it aims to ramp up business by 30% in 2024. The order follows the addition of a second Tecnam P2006 twin-engine trainer and two P2008 single-engine trainers in 2023. Quality Fly says the rapid growth is a mark of the success of its integrated EASA ATPL training programme course and is the reason behind its decision to increase its...

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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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UK CAA permits limited  flight training in PtF  aircraft
Nov29

UK CAA permits limited flight training in PtF aircraft

The UK CAA has enacted a General Permission to allow certain types of flight training on UK National Permit to Fly aircraft. Flight schools are now permitted to provide limited flight training in UK National Permit to Fly (PtF) aircraft as long as the individual under training already holds a pilot licence in the same aircraft category. Ab initio training is therefore not permitted under this General Permission, although can be...

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