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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A Safety Evening With GASCo at Hawarden Airport

GASCo Safety Evening Hawarden Airport

Last week, To Be A Pilot attended a GASCo hosted Safety Evening at Hawarden Airport in association with Flintshire Flying School with around 50 attendees. Below we have put together a brief review of the evening, what it's all about and why you should attend one. The General Aviation Safety Council, or GASCo, are a charity funded organisation focused on...

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Pilot Careers Live London – Saturday 14th April

Pilot Careers Live London

Pilot Careers Live is visiting London this Saturday and we've got the lowdown on what you can expect at the event as the line-up and exhibitors are finalised. The event is once again being held at Heathrow Terminal 5 Sofitel Hotel and it's set to be a popular occasion. Tickets are currently priced as following: Advanced Purchase Adults - £8.50...

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Win a free introductory flying lesson in a DA40

FTA Competition

FTA Global, the flight school based at Brighton City Airport are offering one person the chance to win a free introductory flying lesson in a DA40 aircraft. FTA or Flying Time Aviation offer an extensive selection of both modular and integrated flight training course from their base on the south coast of England. The school have a fleet of modern...

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NPPL, LAPL and PPL. What is the difference?

Which licence?

So you may be looking to learn how to fly, but you keep seeing a number of different private licence types and you're not sure which is best for you and what exactly the difference between them is? Here's a handy guide to help you understand more about each licence. NPPL - National Private Pilot Licence The name of this...

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Our prompts for your SAFETY – A handy safety brief checklist

Free Safety Card

When it comes to taking flight, safety is the most important factor in anyone's checklist. You shouldn’t ever consider getting into an aircraft if you have any doubts about its safety. We've put together a downloadable handy safety brief checklist. During the first phase of your flight training, your PPL, everything you're doing is geared towards safety. Acronym memory checklists...

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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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International Women’s Day: Around the Airlines…

BA

Today is International Women's Day and over the past few years many of our airlines have recognised the need to encourage more women into the industry. With just over 5% of the global pilot population being female, there is certainly a long way to go, but there is also a cause for celebration as more and more of our industry...

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International Women’s Day 2018: 5 Pioneering Aviators

International Women's Day 2018

To celebrate International Women's Day 2018, we are taking a look at the top 5 pioneering women aviators over the past century. Amy Johnson (1903 - 1941) Perhaps one of the most famous female aviators in history, Amy was the first female pilot to fly alone from Britain to Australia in a Gypsy Moth aircraft. Johnson also set many long-distance...

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Biggin Hill Aerospace & Technology College set to become a reality

Biggin Hill Aerospace & Technology College

Plans for a pioneering Biggin Hill Aerospace & Technology College, costing £12 million are set to become a reality with Greater London Authority providing major funding. The pioneering college will address the current and future shortage of trained aerospace engineers and will train the next generation  of mechanical, electronic and servicing engineers as well as technicians and ground crew professionals....

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