Keeping You On The Straight & Level

In pursuit of our dream job, the goal posts are ever changing and the end of 2019 is bringing yet again more significant changes. We have to look at this as a positive move on the bass that any extra training can only make us better pilots, but many of us will share frustrations at the potential additional extra costs...

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The Final Piece in the Jigsaw

For many of you, the beginning of your training will be a distant memory. It may have been many years since your PPL Skills test and while your hour building and pleasure flying has left you with some fantastic memories and experiences, the scars left by your ATPL Theory studies have left a lasting effect. You will then have moved...

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Choosing the right Flight School

Choosing the right flight school when you’re starting out is a rather daunting experience, not least because you don’t have much Aviation experience to help you make the decision. Questions such as, which aircraft type is best? Am I better training from a secluded grass landing strip or a big commercial airport? Should the school have lots of aircraft or...

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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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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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