Air League launches UK’s first electric aircraft flying scholarships
Mar23

Air League launches UK’s first electric aircraft flying scholarships

The Air League has opened applications for the UK’s first ever electric-powered aircraft scholarships. On offer this year are five 5-hour flying scholarships, to be delivered by Approved Training Organisation (ATO) Saxon Air based at Norwich Airport. In addition to the airborne training, scholars will also receive simulator training time, ground school, and sustainability-focussed workshops. The school will be delivering the flying...

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ACS Aviation 2024 PPL Flying Scholarship
Mar08

ACS Aviation 2024 PPL Flying Scholarship

Scottish commercial pilot training academy ACS Aviation is continuing its flying scholarship scheme in 2024 and has recently opened the application process.  The Perth Airport based Approved Training Organisation is offering 10 hours of flight training towards a Private Pilot Licence (PPL) to successful applicants to the scholarship, as well as 12 months school membership and a Bose A20 headset worth over £1,000.00. ACS Aviation has...

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Ryanair considers forced winter leave for pilots
Feb27

Ryanair considers forced winter leave for pilots

Ryanair is apparently considering one day of forced leave in the first quarter of 2024 for each pilot to ensure full staffing during the busy summer travel period, setting up a potential pushback from pilots resisting the move. The Irish low-cost carrier said it needs to allocate the forced day off after finding insufficient leave assigned on rosters in the January-March period, according to memos sent to pilots across Europe in...

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A Day in the Life Flying a 747 Freighter
Sep27

A Day in the Life Flying a 747 Freighter

A candid view of some of the practicalities and less glamourous side of life flying a 747F freighter around Asia. The pilot highlights the early starts, and how the idea of the 747F’s cockpit printer would have seemed so cool as a student pilot, but he cannot recall why?! Other aspects of the video illustrate some of the standard operating procedures (SOP) as a freighter crew member, plus the quality of the food! To take...

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CAA publishes rejected take-off advice
Mar22

CAA publishes rejected take-off advice

The UK CAA has published updated advice on rejected take offs and how to handle them. Published in its ‘Clued Up’ safety journal, the CAA says that most, if not all, pilots will be prepared for an engine failure on take off, but not all issues are so clear cut. Citing an AAIB accident report, the CAA says that in interviews with PPL holders, Flight Instructors and Flight Examiners, the AAIB found that training and awareness of...

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