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Scratching That Post Skills Test Itch

PPL Skills test

In years gone by, students who have just passed their Skills Test have had to endure a frustrating wait for their first truly solo flight while their licence application is approved by the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) and their licence is finally sent to them. Well, not anymore! The CAA recently relaxed their rules, meaning that you get your hands...

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Global Commercial Pilot Shortage. Is It Real?

Global Pilot Shortage UK

We've all heard it recently, in fact, industry 'experts' have been predicting it for years, but has the time actually arrived where by we are actually experiencing a pilot shortage? I think back to 2008, at the time I was working in a small flying school 'up North'. I was just starting the long journey to becoming a commercial pilot...

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Hour Building – Is Leasing an Option for You?

We’ve spoken in depth about hour building before and what options are available out there in our How Do I Hour Build? article. But one option that we didn’t discuss was leasing an aircraft from a flying school or a specialist leasing company. It is generally accepted that the aviation jobs market is a good as it has ever been for...

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TUI Open Low-Hour Pilot Recruitment

TUI Pilot Recruitment Jobs UK

TUI Airways (formerly Thomson UK) have opened up an exciting recruitment campaign aimed at pilots with low-hours looking for their first job. The campaign also includes a route for pilots that have previous commercial but "non-airline" experience and have 500 hours or more as well as a Military and ex-Military pilot entry route. The recruitment campaign which launched yesterday is...

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Virtual Aviation To Host Jet2.com Pilot Apprentice Open Day

jet2 pilot apprentice

Virtual Aviation have teamed up with Jet2.com to host a Pilot Apprentice Scheme open day at their Cambridge headquarters. The Jet2.com Pilot Apprentice Scheme, as previously advertised on our website, gives the successful candidate upto a year long opportunity to work behind the scenes in a fast-paced expanding airline before being type-rated (with no upfront cost!) on either their Boeing 737-300/800...

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Flight Training & University

University & Flying

In this article, we will take a look at some of the degrees offered by UK universities that incorporate flying into the course. A question we often hear asked is whether a university degree is required to become a commercial pilot? Well, the simple short answer is no it is not. However, in the aviation industry, there is no such...

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A Safety Evening With GASCo at Hawarden Airport

GASCo Safety Evening Hawarden Airport

Last week, To Be A Pilot attended a GASCo hosted Safety Evening at Hawarden Airport in association with Flintshire Flying School with around 50 attendees. Below we have put together a brief review of the evening, what it's all about and why you should attend one. The General Aviation Safety Council, or GASCo, are a charity funded organisation focused on...

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Pilot Careers Live London – Saturday 14th April

Pilot Careers Live London

Pilot Careers Live is visiting London this Saturday and we've got the lowdown on what you can expect at the event as the line-up and exhibitors are finalised. The event is once again being held at Heathrow Terminal 5 Sofitel Hotel and it's set to be a popular occasion. Tickets are currently priced as following: Advanced Purchase Adults - £8.50...

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Win a free introductory flying lesson in a DA40

FTA Competition

FTA Global, the flight school based at Brighton City Airport are offering one person the chance to win a free introductory flying lesson in a DA40 aircraft. FTA or Flying Time Aviation offer an extensive selection of both modular and integrated flight training course from their base on the south coast of England. The school have a fleet of modern...

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Review: Class One Medical with Centreline Aviation Medical Services

Class One Initial Medical Examination

On Monday 19th March 2018, I attended Centreline Aviation Medical Services’ Central London surgery at 22 Upper Wimpole Street in Marylebone to complete my Class One Medical examination. I first enquired about making an appointment approximately 2 months previous. After an initial phone call, I was asked for an email address so that they could send me what can be...

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