Monthly Archives: March 2008

Flight school plane crashes in Martin County; School owner and three others die

March 14, 2008

West Palm Beach, Florida: A flight school owner who defended his business despite its poor safety record died along with three Florida Atlantic University researchers today in a single-engine plane crash in western Martin County.The Cessna he piloted slammed into a pasture and landed belly-up, calling the future of his troubled school into question.Flying...

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Kemper Aviation owner defended safety of planes

March 14, 2008

Jeff Rozelle insisted his planes were safe until the day he died while flying one.Last year, some flight instructors at Rozelle’s flight school, Kemper Aviation, grumbled that the airplanes reeked of gasoline or had sputtered or broken down in the past. Stoking anxiety, Kemper students crashed twice in the final six weeks of 2007,...

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Aviation and job fair next month at Mumbai

March 14, 2008

India’s premier aviation and job fair will be held at Nehru centre from 11th to 13th april,2008.Aviation career and job fair brings together those hoping to break into the aviation industry and those hoping to recruit. It offers the perfect platform to meet with experienced industry veterans and to seek out exciting new talent.The...

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Shortage of type rated pilots: Airlines employ 944 foreigners

March 12, 2008

New Delhi: The Minister for Civil Aviation, Praful Patel informed the Parliament today that civil aviation industry in the country is facing a shortage of type rated pilots.In order to bridge the gap between the demand and availability of pilots, 944 foreign Pilots have been engaged by various airline operators. The airline – wise...

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Indian students flocks to New Zealand flying schools

March 10, 2008

Manawatu is reaping the benefits of the booming Indian economy, with large numbers of potential pilots winging their way to our flight training schools to earn their commercial licences.It is estimated more than 200 Indian students are undertaking training in New Zealand this year, bringing millions of dollars to the economy.Flight Training Manawatu, based...

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Pilots earned their wings in Canada heading to India

March 10, 2008

A passion for flying is the only reason to consider a career as a pilot, says Dan Martens, a senior instructor for Pacific Flying Club based at Boundary Bay Airport.The training is expensive — about $60,000 for a full-time program with a public post-secondary institution — and the salaries are surprisingly modest, starting at...

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Malaysian aviation school woos Indian cadet pilots

March 10, 2008

Kuala Lumpur: The country’s first aviation academy recognised as a higher private tertiary institution is fast turning into a leading pilot training provider in Asia Pacific.Kota Baru-based Asia Pacific Flight Training Sdn Bhd (APFT) has trained cadet pilots from abroad, in addition to those sent by local carriers Malaysia Airlines and AirAsia Bhd.APFT chairman...

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Safety is the mantra in aircraft maintenance

March 10, 2008

Chennai: Mr A Shanmugam, Controller of Airworthiness, Chennai declared that Indian aircraft maintenance engineers are in great demand, following their rigorous adherence to upholding the safety norms as stipulated in the aviation industry. Speaking ata seminar at the Hindustan Institute of Engineering Technology, here Saturday Mr Shanmugam declared that this preference for Indian aircraft...

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Plane with two Indian students skids off runway

March 9, 2008

Manila, Philippines: A four-seater single-engine plane with a pilot instructor and two Indian nationals skidded off Mindoro Airport in Vigan City in Ilocos Sur province Saturday afternoon.Bombo Radyo Vigan reported Saturday night that the pilot instructor was initially identified as Capt. Lasala. Lasala’s two Indian students were not immediately identified.No one was injured in...

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Air India denies grounding obese airhostesses

March 9, 2008

Mumbai: Dismissing the charge that it grounded overweight airhostesses, national carrier Air India on Saturday said there was no basis for such allegations.”No person has been grounded by us for weight reasons,” a spokesperson of the airlines said.The spokesperson also added that if at all anyone was grounded, it was not solely for being...

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