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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Thomas Cook Mentored Airline Pilot Scheme 2018

Thomas Cook Mentored Airline Pilot Scheme 2018

Applications yesterday opened for FTEJerez's 'Thomas Cook Mentored Airline Pilot Scheme 2018' and we have the full lowdown for you below. Thomas Cook in partnership with the Spain based flight training provider FTEJerez yesterday announced further details about their new mentored airline pilot scheme that will take successful candidates from zero hours to the right-hand seat of Thomas Cook's Airbus...

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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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Thomas Cook announce new Cadet Programme & Scholarship for Female Pilots

Thomas Cook Female Pilot Scholarship

Thomas Cook Airlines along with training school FTEJerez have today announced they will be launching a new Airline Cadet Programme alongside a Scholarship inspired by French aviator Raymonde de Laroche, in a joint venture to attract more female pilots to the profession. Having not trained ab-initio pilots through sponsored schemes for many years now, Thomas Cook is launching the FTEJerez...

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Jet2.com Pilot Apprentice Scheme 2018

Jet2 Pilot Apprentice Scheme

Have you got a Commercial Pilot Licence and an Instrument Rating? Are you looking for that first break to get in to the Airline Industry, the Jet2 Pilot Apprentice Scheme may just be for you. The airline has been offering this apprenticeship course for a while, which takes those who have maybe completed their training modular, from the CPL/IR with...

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