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Flight Instructor Vacancy for Busy ATO

Another Flight Instructor Required We are looking for another flight instructor to join our busy ATO based at Elstree Aerodrome! If you are interested please send us your CV and a short paragraph explaining why you would like to work with Flying Pig & Elstree Helicopters. Please email our Head of Training at paulwhite@flyingpighelicopters.co.uk
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It’s not all gold bars and raybans – a day in the life of a helicopter instructor

A day as a flight instructor can be eventful and busy, so I thought maybe you’d be curious to know what we get up to at Flying Pig and Elstree Helicopters. Here is an insight into a fairly varied but quite typical day as a Flight Instructor.   08:30 I arrive into work an hour…
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Made to measure – Your perfect fit flying school

There’s always talk about choosing the right flight school for you when deciding to begin flight training; There’s always talk about choosing the right flight school for you when deciding to begin flight training; making sure the school, the people, the helicopters, and the course are right for you. But how do we, the school,…
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Choosing your instructor – Finding your perfect flying partner

Having looked at what it takes to add it to your licence, this week I wanted to ask what is it that actually makes a good Flight Instructor? Experience? Qualifications? Knowledge? Patience? Personally I did discover that one instructor who really understood my motivation and who I learnt the most from, but I was also…
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Student to Instructor – Courses, requirements and training

Having previously looked at gaining a Commercial License, this week we wanted to take it one step further and tackle becoming a Flight Instructor. If you have ever wanted to teach others or pass on your love of aviation then maybe this one is for you... This post will be similar to the Commercial one…
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