June 28, 2016

 Former Advanced Flight Training student and instructor Brian Cattle explains a little about how he became an Airline Pilot in a major UK airline.

When I was in my teens, somewhere, somehow I decided I wanted to be an airline pilot. I can’t quite remember how I came to...

June 24, 2016

We have two AFT aircraft that we use regularly for training. 

The PA-28-161 (G-LORC) is our fixed wing, single engine aircraft. Used for all the single engine training and hour building.

 For the MEP courses we have the Grumman GA-7 Cougar (G-BLHR) twin engined airc...

June 24, 2016

Following the referendum on EU membership there will be no immediate change to civil aviation regulation nor the CAA's role in the EU and the European Aviation Safety Agency.

Any future changes will depend on the outcome of the UK's negotiations on exiting the EU. We wi...

June 21, 2016

The Chipmunk is AFT's unofficial mascot and belongs to their CFI.

Designed by de Havilland (Canada), the Chipmunk was an immediate hit in the UK when, in 1950, it entered service with RAF’s University Air Squadrons. Appropriately Leeds UAS were among the first to conver...

June 20, 2016

Going from never flying before, to having to find the best route to become a commercial pilot can be extremely daunting. We asked one of our past students how they did it:

I currently operate the 737 from the UK to destinations all over Europe for one of Europe's bigges...

June 17, 2016

Many licences are now issued in accordance with European standards and are equally valid and recognised throughout Europe. These are known as EASA (European Aviation Safety Agency) licences and include the following:

Private Pilot's Licence (PPL)

Available for aerop...

June 16, 2016

Original article can be found here: http://www.caa.co.uk/Blog-Posts/Guidance-for-flying-drones/

Whether you are flying a drone for fun or profit you must legally keep your device within your 'visual line of sight' at all times. The law is based on the clear premise that...

June 13, 2016

We are now into the summer season and this means it is our busy time here at Advanced Flight Training.

Our first week with the students of the University of Leeds has been completed and it was a fantastic week; With blue skies and plenty of sunshine our instructors and...

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