Serving military crew and leavers can save up to £2000 on pilot training with Skyborne
June 29, 2020 Flight schools

Serving military crew and leavers can save up to £2,000 on pilot training with Skyborne

Skyborne Airline Academy has earned a new role as Approved Learning Provider for serving military crew and leavers. This means that students on their courses can use Enhanced Learning Credits (ELC) to help pay for the cost of their train...

The British Women Pilots Association (BWPA) opens 2020 scholarships for female pilots
March 12, 2020 Female pilots

The British Women Pilots’ Association (BWPA) opens 2020 scholarships for female pilots

One of the key aims of BWPA is to promote a female position in the aviation sector. Only 5 - 6% of commercial pilots in the UK are women. According to research, much of this is due to lack of information and opportunities.So part of ...

VA Airline Training announced partnership with Bartolini Air to help cadets secure a job with Ryanair
March 10, 2020 Cadet programmes

VA Airline Training announced a partnership with Bartolini Air to help cadets secure a job with Ryanair

Two flight schools have revealed plans to work together to help Ryanair Mentored APS MCC graduates land First Officer jobs with the airline.Cambridge-based VA Airline Training (VA) and Bartolini Air, which has its headquarters in Lod...

The Air League is offering APS MCC Scholarship in partnership with Skyborne Airline Academy
March 6, 2020 Sponsorship schemes

The Air League is offering APS MCC Scholarship in partnership with Skyborne Airline Academy

The Air League, a non-profit organisation that champions the aviation industry in the UK, has launched the first ever 50% APS MCC Scholarship, sponsored by Skyborne Airline Academy.The Cheltenham-based academy launched its Boeing 737...

ACS Flight Training invests in training facilities to become the biggest flight academy in Scotland
February 26, 2020 Flight schools

ACS Flight Training invests in training facilities to become the biggest flight academy in Scotland

ACS Aviation has revealed its plans to become the biggest flight academy in Scotland following a £2 million investment.The investment plan follows news that the Perth-based flight school is expecting a 26% increase in turnover in a y...

BALPA is calling on the UK government to remove the hurdle of the cost of commercial pilot training
February 14, 2020 Training finance

BALPA is calling on the UK government to remove the hurdle of the cost of commercial pilot training

The British Airline Pilots’ Association has used National Apprenticeship Week to urge airlines and the UK government to get an apprenticeship programme for pilots fully operational.The week, which took place from 3 to 9 February, had...

Flying Scholarships in the UK in 2020
January 28, 2020 Sponsorship schemes

The Complete Guide: Flying scholarships in the UK in 2020

A range of flying scholarships from several providers is available in the UK over the coming year to a wide range of applicants. While some are aimed at young aspiring pilots, others are open to adult candidates and also to those with no...

Commercial pilot training with aviation degree in bristol
January 19, 2020 Flight schools

Wings Alliance’s partnership with University of the West of England offers aviation degree with chance to train as a commercial pilot

The Wings Alliance and the University of the West of England (UWE) based in Bristol, UK, have joined forces to offer a course which allows students to simultaneously gain a degree in aviation and also qualify as a commercial pilot.St...

British Airways flying lessons for children
December 21, 2019 Airlines

British Airways will fund 200 flying lessons for children during 2020

British Airways has announced that it is to fund hundreds of hours’ worth of flying lessons for young people as part of its programme to invest in the future of the aviation industry.The programme was trialled earlier this year in co...

Jet2 maternity pay conditions
December 5, 2019 Airlines

Jet2 improved pilot’s maternity leave conditions following the BALPA Baby on Board campaign

BALPA, the British Airline Pilots Association, has praised airline Jet2 for heeding its Baby on Board campaign to enhance maternity pay for women pilots. Following the campaign, the airline has made improvements in its maternity / patern...