Armstrong/Isaacs Bursaries for PPL students opens for 2024
Nov10

Armstrong/Isaacs Bursaries for PPL students opens for 2024

The Armstrong/Isaacs bursaries, run by the UK Light Aircraft Association (LAA), are once again open, with five bursaries of £1,500.00 on offer this year to PPL students currently undergoing flight training. Armstrong/Isaacs bursaries are funded from the Armstrong/Isaacs Fund, which is based on a major donation from David Armstrong, who was a founder member of the original Ultralight Aircraft Association in 1947, a lifelong member of...

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Leading Edge  Aviation launches  ‘Deposit Refund Guarantee’
Oct09

Leading Edge Aviation launches ‘Deposit Refund Guarantee’

Leading Edge Aviation Limited (LEAL) has launched a ‘deposit refund guarantee’, allowing cadets to sign up to LEAL training programmes and airline sponsored programmes concurrently, with a guarantee that any deposits made with the ATO will be refunded if a cadet is subsequently accepted to join an airline sponsored programme. According to LEAL the aviation industry has seen a significant surge in applications for airline funded...

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ATO regulatory oversight  debate hots up
Jul31

ATO regulatory oversight debate hots up

The flight training industry is continuing to seek financial oversight of UK Approved Training Organisations (ATOs) in the aftermath of the collapse of two majors UK schools, FTA-Global and Tayside Aviation, which resulted in the loss of millions of pounds of students’ training funds. Following FTN’s announcement that the UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) may be falling short in its regulatory oversight duties, a number of ATOs,...

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Air France Funding Pilot Training to Curb Shortfall
Mar26

Air France Funding Pilot Training to Curb Shortfall

Air France has re-launched  its cadet pilot programme after closing the system eight-years ago.  The  French airline says it needs to recruit 250 new pilots each year because of natural departures and a significant growth within the  Air France, Joon and Transavia fleet. The new programme will be funded entirely by Air France and will take 20 to 24 months to complete, before the trainees join the Air France group as pilots on A320 or...

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