International Women’s Day – Get Into Flying

Women in Aviation

Today is International Women's Day, so we decided to take a look at the recent push to get more women into aviation.   From right back to the early days of aviation, women have been involved. In 1930, Amy Johnson was the first woman or 'aviatrix' to fly from Britain to Australia solo. In 1932, 34-year-old Amelia Earhart became the first...

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Airline Pilot Careers Event – CTC Aviation

CTC Open Day

Share CTC Aviation based in Southampton, UK, are holding an Airline Pilot Careers Open Day on 25th March 2017 at their Crew Training Centre. If you are interested in a career as an airline pilot then this event will provide you with information for both yourself and your family in preparation for your journey ahead. The opportunity will allow you...

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The Stumbling Block: Paying For Flight Training

Flight Training Mortgage

For those wanting to become an airline pilot, the biggest obstacle by far, is how to afford the ever-rising cost of training. Sadly, there isn't a lot of help readily available out there, and certainly not for those younger budding-pilots who have their hearts set on an aviation career. At present, there are no UK-based airlines offering full-sponsorship course, where...

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Cathay Pacific Cadet Pilots

Cathay Pacific

Cathay Pacific, the Hong Kong based long-haul airline has long offered cadet schemes for budding pilots, to take you from zero hours to the right seat of a large airliner such as their brand new Airbus A350 to their Boeing 747 or 777. We have put together a brief guide on their latest offering: Who are Cathay Pacific? Founded in...

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Air Pilots’ announce 2017 scholarship details

flying scholarships

The Air Pilots, which was established in London, way back in 1929, has announced details for it's 2017 Scholarship Programme.  The Air Pilots, formerly known as the Guild of Air Pilots and Navigators, has been at the forefront of the aviation world since it's formation, supporting pilots, young and old through many varieties of training from initial to specialist training...

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Airways Aviation launches airline pilot training scholarship

Airways Aviation to offer flying scholarships

Airways Aviation, a leading aviation training organisation has announced a new 'Global Scholarship Programme', which will be launched on the 25th February in Paris. The programme is set to be rolled out over the next six months as the company begins it's inaugural recruitment roadshow, visiting 5 destinations around Europe, including Paris and Geneva.  The roadshow locations have been strategically...

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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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Wondering where to start?

Welcome to To Be A Pilot the number one resource for all students and aspiring pilots out there, be that airline or military. Our website aims to answer all of your questions, from which medical you need to what a JOC course is. Use the above links to start browsing our array of information and feel free to contact us...

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West Atlantic Airlines Cadet Scheme

West Atlantic Airlines Cadet Scheme

West Atlantic, the UK’s largest independent cargo carrier, has announced it will be recruiting a new intake of cadet pilots for their pilot sponsorship programme based at Coventry Airport. The deadline for application forms to be received by West Atlantic is 7th February and the selection process will take place in March. Cadet pilots are employed by West Atlantic and...

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