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Ellen Forster

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Virgin Atlantic partners with Southampton firm in pilot training programme

Virgin Atlantic has launched an 18-month training programme in partnership with Southampton-based CTC Aviation

Trainee pilots will undergo pre-flight training, flight deck simulation at CTC’s Southampton centre and flight training in Phoenix, Arizona.

The course leads to the Civil Aviation Authority’s multi pilot licence and a position as a Virgin Atlantic co-pilot.

Applicants need not have any previous experience and are required to have a minimum of five GCSEs or equivalent including maths, science and English.

Virgin’s flight operations general manager David Kistruck told the BBC: “Our people have always been at the heart of Virgin Atlantic and we’re delighted to offer this opportunity to a whole new generation of flyers.

“They’ll be part of the Virgin family from day one and will enjoy an opportunity like no other, as the only trainee pilots in Europe to fly straight on to long-haul aircraft once qualified.”

This was posted in Bdaily's Members' News section by Ellen Forster.

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