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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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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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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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…

Padpilot

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 Shortage Europe

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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