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RAF admits ‘urgent’ requirement for new pilots
Mar17

RAF admits ‘urgent’ requirement for new pilots

The Royal Air Force is bringing in outside assistance to help with a growing shortfall of aircrew in order to ensure that it has sufficient numbers of pilots and weapons operators to meet operational demands. The RAF has commissioned the Boston Consulting Group to suggest potential solutions to the issue, as to well as to gauge support for different options. The situation is so dire that at one point last year Defence Secretary Ben...

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Budding Pilots Take to the Skies Thanks to RAF Charity
Oct31

Budding Pilots Take to the Skies Thanks to RAF Charity

A group of 11 RAF Air Cadets from around the UK will be taking to the skies this summer, after winning Flying Scholarships from a national military charity. Ten of the teenagers were awarded 12 hours of flying lessons, with the eleventh receiving 35 hours, for their commitment to the work of Royal Air Forces Association which supports the RAF family. They were each presented with their scholarships at the RAF Association’s annual...

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L3 Awarded Royal Air Force Multi-Engine Pilot Training Contract
Sep07

L3 Awarded Royal Air Force Multi-Engine Pilot Training Contract

L3 Commercial Aviation has been selected by the Royal Air Force to support the training of future RAF multi-engine pilots. The three-year contract represents the first time that L3 has provided such training for the RAF. Following a competitive tender process, L3 was selected to provide a bespoke solution for approximately 100 trainee pilots in total. Trainees will undertake a course similar to a Commercial Pilot Licence (CPL) with...

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