Aeros Flight Training and the RAF Flying Clubs’ Association (RAFFCA) are delighted to announce the signing of a Training Alliance agreement. In a ceremony at Aeros Coventry HQ, Air Commodore Al Seymour, Chairman of RAFFCA, and Tom Dunn, CEO Aeros Flight Training, signed the agreement which launches a range of partnership activities. This includes bespoke training advice on military to commercial credits and training pathways, support to RAFFCA members progressing to CPL and higher training and access to some of Aeros specialised training assessment capabilities. In addition, the next intake of the increasingly successful RAF Junior Ranks Pilot Scholarship Scheme will receive a tour and briefing day at Aeros HQ as part of their scholarship training.
Wing Commander Matt Lane, RAFFCA Head of Training, said “We are extremely excited about our new partnership with Aeros. Our fourteen RAFFCA training clubs are going from strength-to-strength and we have delivered a record number of first solo and licence achievements in 2016. Aeros are an absolutely first rate training organisation with excellent aircraft, staff and facilities and a management team that share our ethos and values. Having the links to a commercial training pathway is a fantastic opportunity for our clubs and members. A number of RAFFCA members are already undergoing commercial level training with Aeros and we look forward to seeing many more go on to post PPL success’.
Managing Director Nick Dunn said “Aeros have been a very longstanding provider of flight training to Armed Forces staff, principally converting military pilots to civilian commercial airline pilots. This has been in partnership with ELCAS who help to fund lifelong learning.
We now look forward to providing support and advice to RAFFCA’s members as they progress through their commercial training.
Aeros is the UK’s leading supplier of modular flight training courses. This allows students the flexibility to train at times they choose (seven days a week) and, with five EASA (European Aviation Safety Agency) approved locations, in many cases near to their homes.