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

Flight Bag Student Flying

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 would be fair to say that the first and most obvious item in your flight bag that you’re going to need is a headset. But its true that a headset…

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Thomas Cook UK open First Officer recruitment

Thomas Cook A320

Thomas Cook Airline UK and IAGO, in partnership, are offering an exciting and innovative new opportunity for (f)ATPL holders of all experience and backgrounds to become First Officers for the airline through the Platinum Pilot Scheme. This new scheme removes the ‘pay-to-fly’ element as there are no requirements to self-sponsor or guarantee any training loans or costs. To the right candidates, Thomas Cook are offering a type-conversion on to the Airbus A320, leading to a conditional employment offer with the UK airline section of the global leisure carrier. IAGO will…

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“It’s an unbeatable place to call your office..” – Q&A’s with Jonathan Patterson


In the third instalment of our Q&A series, following on from Jack Roberts’ story last week, we also caught up with another Air Tanker and Kura Aviation student Johnny Patterson who also has an interesting story about how he made it to the right-seat of an Airbus A330… Hello Johnny, lets start with how you got into flying… I love the sensation of flight, I always have. I was fortunate enough to go on a number of overseas holidays with my family when I was younger and always looked forward…

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CTC Aviation to become L3 Commercial Training Solutions Airline Academy


Share Yesterday (Tuesday 2nd May 2017), L3 Commercial Training Solutions announced that CTC Aviation is set to become L3 Commercial Training Solution Airline Academy or L3 CTS Airline Academy for short. The reshuffle was announced yesterday at the World Aviation Training Conference 2017 by parent company L3 Technologies to provide “an unrivalled portfolio of truly integrated pilot training, resourcing and systems solutions for customers in the global commercial aviation arena, with a scale and global capability that is now greater than ever.” CTC Aviation along with their simulation business L3-Link and other training organisation AeroSim…

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CTC – Generation easyJet Pilot Training Programme

easyJet Pilot Programme

CTC have recently relaunched their popular Generation easyJet Pilot Training Programme with three training routes available and a number of outstanding applicants will also benefit from easyJet underwriting their training loans. The relaunch also once again includes the Amy Johnson initiative. What is the course? easyJet is one of Europe’s biggest and most successful airlines and has been a CTC Aviation partner for airline pilot training since 1995. CTC Aviation today, is still very much at the forefront of easyJet pilot training. The Generation easyJet Programme was launched by easyJet…

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CTC ready to relaunch Generation easyJet Pilot Training Programme

Generation easyJet MPL Pilot Training Programme

The CTC Aviation Generation easyJet Pilot Training Programme provides more opportunity than ever to launch a career as a pilot with one of Europe’s leading airlines and CTC are preparing their course for re-launch this Saturday the 29th April. easyJet are involved in selection from day one and if successful you will embark upon one of three different training routes, with each one resulting in you becoming a First Officer on one of easyJet’s Airbus A320 family aircraft, based in Europe. AMY JOHNSON FLYING INITIATIVE In partnership with the British…

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From Drummer to Airbus A330: Q&A with Kura Aviation Student Jack Roberts

Kura A330 Airtanker

Share In the second part of our Kura Aviation success story (find the first part here), we caught up with AirTanker First Officer Jack Roberts, to find out how he got in to flying, how he found the training and what he thinks of his first airline job… Hello Jack, firstly, tell us a little about yourself… Hello, I’m Jack Roberts, 33, originally from Oxford. I’ve recently moved to Cheltenham and I am really enjoying discovering a new part of the country. I’ve been working for AirTanker as a First…

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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, Tayside Aviation, The Ultimate High Academy and Virtual Aviation Flight Training, all highly regarded specialists in their respective sectors. One of the biggest problems facing anyone planning to under-go flight…

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Kura Aviation students flying high with Air Tanker success

Kura Aviation BESTPILOT

Student’s from the Stratford-upon-Avon based flight training provider, are celebrating success after landing their first commercial aviation jobs with UK based Airbus A330 operator Air Tanker. The students, who all followed a number of different modular routes, all gained valuable experience by enlisting themselves on Kura Aviation’s BESTPILOT programme, a programme that offers those who have taken the modular route, a structured, well-run programme to prepare them for the task that lies ahead, being a first officer in an airline. On successful completion of the course, KURA students are given…

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Helicopter Scholarships 2017 – Applications Open

Helicopter Scholarships

Helicentre Aviation Academy, based at Leicester Airport, UK have announced that for the fifth year running they are seeking enthusiastic and motivated applicants for their Professional Helicopter Pilot Scholarships, with a value of around £70,000. If you feel this is something that may well suit you, you can register your interest and a member of their team will contact you to talk through the pre-entry requirements and invite you to visit their HQ for an informal chat. Since 2013, Helicentre Aviation Academy has awarded scholarships to eleven pilots, the winners…

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