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The number of pilot licences issued has fallen to its lowest number in a decade!

Alexandra O'Loughlin19 Jul 2021

Data recently supplied by the UK Civil Aviation Authority has confirmed that the number of people who were issued a commercial pilot’s licence in 2020, was 71% lower, just 262, compared with 906 in 2011. The picture for PPL licences was also very low, falling to almost half the 2011 total.  

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Posted in: caa, 2021, 2020, Pilot licence trends

EASA/CAA licence option for all 2021 Integrated (FDP) students

Alexandra O'Loughlin05 Jul 2021

All those that enrol on our 2021 Flight Deck Programme will have the option to complete training for either a CAA licence, an EASA licence, or both, all included in the standard course fee (£87,950).

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Posted in: caa, 2021, EASA, Pilots licence

We will continue to offer training for UK CAA licences in addition to EASA licences for both modular and integrated training programmes.

Alexandra O'Loughlin16 Mar 2021

This will come as good news to UK-based students who are required to complete acclimatisation flying and the IR skill test in an EU member state for the issue of an EASA licence. With the world in the grips of a pandemic, sourcing and travelling to flight schools abroad could understandably prove quite unsettling for some, however the proximity of EU airspace to our base at Brighton City Airport has made completing the acclimatisation flying and IR skill test in EU airspace straightforward, without ever spending a night away from British soil.

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Posted in: caa, covid-19, 2021, EASA

CAA change ATPL exams - 2017

Alexandra O'Loughlin11 Jul 2017

The CAA announced in 2017 that the 14 theoretical knowledge exams, required in order to attain a commercial licence were to change.  

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Posted in: theory, caa, ATPL exams, atpl training

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