International Women’s Day: Around the Airlines…


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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Reviews: PPL Cruiser

PPL Cruiser Exam Practice

In this article, I will take an in depth look at the online question and answers bank PPL Cruiser. PPL Cruiser was created and is still maintained by Mark Lee, a flying instructor from the North East of England with many years of experience within the aviation industry. Question Banks are available for the 9 subjects that make up the...

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Qantas Group Announces Pilot Academy

Qantas Academy 2018

Qantas Group has this week announced that it will be opening a pilot academy, capable of training up to 500 pilots per year to help meet the growing need for qualified pilots. The academy which will be owned and run by Qantas Group is expected to open it's doors in 2019 when the first students will be able to enjoy...

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Reviews: Bose A20 Headset

Bose A20 Headset Review

Bose was the first company to introduce the noise reduction headset over twenty years ago and today, they are still at the forefront of ANR technology with their Bose A20 headset. The Bose A20 headset has been tweaked and modified over the past few years to come up with what, in my opinion is one of Bose's finest products. Over...

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SkyDemon Flying Scholarship Launched

SkyDemon Scholarship

The Air League has this week launched a flying scholarship in association with SkyDemon to provide 12 hours of powered flight to one lucky winner. Through the Air League's powered scholarship programme, this award will enable a young person to go solo and enjoy the achievement of solo flight. Ideally the candidate will be encouraged to take their training scholarship...

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FTA Launch Funded Instrument Rating Instructor Course

FTA Competition

FTA (Flying Time Aviation), based at Brighton City Airport in the UK have announced the launch of their funded FTA Instrument Rating Instructor Course, to the value of £15,000. The scheme will see the ideal candidate gaining employment with FTA as an ab-initio instructor teaching the PPL and Phase 1-3 of their integrated course. Whilst working for FTA and on...

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Want to try Aerobatics? Now is your chance!

Get into aerobatics Leicester Airfield

Have you ever wanted to try Aerobatics? Well now is your big opportunity, with this fantastic offering from the British Aerobatic Association. There are a few restrictions to bare in mind, however, for the affordable fee of £199, you can get yourself a full two flights of aerobatics tuition. Along with this, you'll also experience a fun packed weekend away...

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How do I hour build?

Light Aircraft Pilot Licence

Hour Building is a tricky subject to advise on because there are so many means and ways of building those much needed hours for your log book. So, for the purposes of simplicity and to save you from having to sort the wheat from the chaff, we’re going to focus mainly on the most popular ways to build hours. Across...

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