Leading Edge Aviation Partners with British Airways for Speedbird Self-Sponsored Pathway Programme
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by Charlotte Spriggs
3w ago
Leading Edge Aviation is now a proud participant in British Airways’ Speedbird Self-Sponsored Pathway program. This collaboration reinforces our commitment to outstanding pilot training and positions us as a key partner in shaping talent for one of the world’s most respected airlines. The programme is designed to offer prospective pilots a self-funded structured pathway to a role with British Airways Mainline or EuroFlyer. Candidates will undergo an initial assessment with British Airways, followed by a skills assessment at Leading Edge Aviation or other partner ATO’s. Successful participants ..read more
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Leading Edge Aviation Academy Celebrates their First Captain: Captain Jessica De Melo
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by Charlotte Spriggs
3w ago
It has been 3 years since Captain Jessica De Melo graduated from Leading Edge Aviation with flying colours and ever since landing her dream job at Isle Fly, her Pilot career has been going from strength to strength. In December 2023, Jess announced that she had been promoted to Captain at Isle Fly, a private air charter based in Jersey. This makes her Leading Edge Aviation’s first Captain! Enthusiastic Aviator: The start of Captain Jess’s inspirational story. Jess says she always knew she wanted to become a pilot from a young age. She grew up surrounded by aviation enthusiasts, with her Fathe ..read more
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Whole Pilot Approach at Leading Edge Aviation: All the skills you need to become a successful pilot
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by Evelyn Obewu
1M ago
Leading Edge Aviation’s ‘Whole Pilot’ Approach: All the skills you need to become a successful pilot Are you an aspiring future Pilot? It takes more than just flying skills to excel in this dynamic field. At Leading Edge Aviation, we believe in the ‘Whole Pilot’ Approach, which focuses on developing a diverse set of skills that go beyond just technical proficiency. What Does It Take to Be a Successful Pilot? According to research conducted by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) on what makes a good pilot, the technical flying element only constituted a small part of what exp ..read more
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How to Become a Pilot: Turn Your Dream Career into Reality
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by antoine.cutayar
1M ago
As we embrace the new year, consider transforming your dream of flying into a reality with a career as a commercial pilot. Leading Edge Aviation welcomes everyone, from school and university students to those seeking a career change, to explore the exhilarating world of aviation. Let’s discover why a career as a commercial pilot is an adventure like no other. Why Choose a Career as a Commercial Pilot? Growing Demand and Job Security: The aviation industry is expanding rapidly, offering numerous opportunities and job security. Our graduates are flying high with leading airlines including Bri ..read more
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Leading Edge Aviation – Year End Summary of Achievements
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by antoine.cutayar
2M ago
1. Airline Partnerships and Graduate Employment Success: Graduate Employment: Our graduates have achieved remarkable success, securing positions across a wide range of airlines including British Airways (BA), BA CityFlyer, BA EuroFlyer, easyJet, TUI, Titan Airways, Loganair, Wizz Air, Emerald, Jet2, Aurigny, and Ryanair. This widespread placement is a testament to the quality and relevance of our training programmes. All our graduates receive a 3-day course and ongoing support from our graduate services team to help them prepare for securing their first pilot role. Recruitment Partnerships ..read more
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Leading Edge Aviation Announces Strategic Partnership with Buckinghamshire New University in Pilot Training Excellence
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by antoine.cutayar
2M ago
Leading Edge Aviation, leading aviation training organisation, is delighted to announce a strategic partnership with Buckinghamshire New University (BNU) as part of the University’s Approved Training Organisation (ATO) Preferred Partner programme. This significant collaboration marks a continued development in pilot training and education, blending Leading Edge Aviation’s cutting-edge training methods with BNU’s academic framework. The partnership brings together Leading Edge Aviation’s state-of-the-art fleet, including modern glass-cockpit Diamond aircraft like the DA40 and DA42, and innovati ..read more
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Record Month as Leading Edge Aviation Graduates Take Flight with Major Airlines
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by Evelyn Obewu
3M ago
Leading Edge Aviation celebrates another milestone as 47 of its recent graduates and current students have secured roles with top airlines in October. This achievement further demonstrates Leading Edge Aviation’s reputation for delivering first-class training within the exacting standards of the aviation industry. Our students who have been tagged to British Airways EuroFlyer will continue in training with Leading Edge Aviation and commence employment upon completion. Our graduates are now set to further their careers with leading airlines, including TUI, Wizz, easyJet, British Airways EuroFl ..read more
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Titan Airways announces new recruitment initiative in partnership with Leading Edge Aviation
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by antoine.cutayar
4M ago
Titan Airways, announces an exciting recruitment initiative today signalling Titan’s ongoing commitment to continued growth and evolution. The strategy involves collaborating with leading ATO, Leading Edge Aviation to recruit graduate pilots to join the airline. The selected candidates will start their journey with Titan Airways in early 2024. Captain David Cox, Director of Flight Operations, Titan Airways, expressed his enthusiasm about the new relationship, “We are delighted to join forces with Leading Edge Aviation for this exciting programme. Their high training standards, exceptional gra ..read more
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Leading Edge Aviation Celebrates 5 Years of Turning Pilot Dreams Into Reality
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by antoine.cutayar
5M ago
Leading Edge Aviation proudly celebrates its 5th Anniversary on 3rd October embodying a dynamic journey of turning aspiring pilots’ dreams into reality. Over the past five years, Leading Edge has continuously pushed the boundaries to reshape how pilot training is delivered, investing in superior training facilities, utilising cutting-edge technology and innovative teaching methods to deliver world-class commercial pilot training. Starting with just two students Leading Edge Aviation began its mission to transform commercial pilot training. Today, it stands as a fast-growing, well respected pi ..read more
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Cleared for Take Off: The Top 10 Myths about becoming a Commercial Pilot!
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by Evelyn Obewu
5M ago
Cleared for Take Off: The Top 10 Myths about becoming a Commercial Pilot Becoming a commercial pilot is a dream many aspire to, but often, misconceptions hold them back. From financial concerns to educational prerequisites, we’ve busted the 10 most common myths about pilot training. Remember, the sky is not the limit; it’s just the beginning! Myth #1: Becoming a Pilot Requires A-Levels or a Degree A strong educational foundation is important for pilot training, but it doesn’t require A-levels or a degree. To train as a pilot with Leading Edge Aviation you need 5 GCSEs at a Grade C/4 or above ..read more
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