ATPL Ground School Distance Learning Providers

Distance Learning ATPL

There are a number of ATPL ground school distance learning providers around the United Kingdom. In this article, we’ll take a look at some of them and give you an overview of what they’re all about. It is often difficult for students to find a way to incorporate their flight training into their daily lives. This is particularly the case...

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The stress of exams and how to manage them

Dealing with PPL and ATPL exam stress and how to manage them

Whilst this article looks at the stress of exams and how to manage them from the point of a PPL student, you may wish to apply some of theory to other exams, such as ATPLs. Having just overcome the stresses of passing all nine Private Pilots License ground exams, I feel that I am well placed to share my experiences as...

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Padpilot: ATPL Theory – The past, present and future…


In the last week we caught up with Gloucester based Padpilot, who specialise in ATPL Theoretical Knowledge manuals, which are used by many leading training providers such as Airways Aviation, British Airways, CTC Aviation, Simtech and Stapleford Flight Centre, just to name a few. We discuss who they are, what they offer and also what changes have recently happened with...

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Flight Bag Essentials: 10 Things every pilot should have in their bag

Flight Bag Essentials Top 10

Have you ever looked into your flight bag before a flight and wondered if you have everything? In this article, we’ll round up those essential pieces of kit that will make your life easier at 2,000ft and make sure you’ve got everything you’re going to need next time you're flying on a sunny Sunday afternoon. The Headset I think it...

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Kura Aviation launches new BESTPILOT Modular Pathway

On Saturday, modular training provider Kura Aviation launched a brand-new course, BESTPILOT Modular Pathway, which combines 'the high quality training and risk reduction measures of an integrated training programme, with the hugely attractive pricing of the modular training route.' BESTPILOT Modular Pathway is an innovative new training programme developed by Kura Aviation Limited C.I.C. in partnership with CATS Aviation Training,...

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Pilot Apprenticeships: Soon to become a reality?

Pilot Apprenticeships

In recent years, with the rising cost of university fees, reaching up to £10,000 per year, more and more young people are looking for alternative ways to gain further education and qualifications, many turning towards the ever expanding range of apprenticeship schemes, which are no longer limited to roles such as Construction, but now range from sectors such as Accounting,...

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Global Pilot Outlook 2016-2035

Global Pilot Outlook

Over the next 20 years, as the global economy expands, industry experts predict that there will be an extraordinary demand for pilots, technicians and cabin crew, worldwide. Last year, both Boeing and Airbus released their outlooks for the next 19 years, 2016-2035, and both reports indicate very similar demands, with the Far East and Asia being the big emerging markets,...

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Airline Pilot Salary Guide

Uk Commercial Pilot Salary Guide

Welcome to our Commercial Pilot Salary Guide, updated for 2018 Before you read this guide to Airline Pilot Salaries we must stress that this in some areas is speculative and many details have been submitted by users and may not be 100% accurate, however it may give you a rough idea what to expect: The airline world in particular, works...

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Zero to Airline Pilot

Zero to ATPL. Ok, so you are probably wondering what an ATPL is right? An ATPL is short for an Airline Transport Pilot Licence, which is essentially the bare requirement to fly for an airline or a charter company. An ATPL comprises of a number of licences and ratings, all of which are explained in detail below. When you are...

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Flying Licences Explained

Below is a list of all flying licences explained.  Click on the title to take you to a more in-depth guide on what is required to gain the licence as well as what it allows you to do, and what you will need to do to keep your licence or rating current. Light Aircraft Pilot Licence The LAPL (Light Aircraft...

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