In line with the recently launched Aviation Skills Manifesto that states Aviation Skills Partnership will provide learning resources for those involved in aviation, the new library service below offers leading informative books covering the aviation industry. 

 

Towards a UK Aviation Skills Plan

Towards a UK Aviation Skills Plan

In February 2013, Simon Witts (founder & CEO of Aviation Skills Partnership) wrote a paper entitled ‘TOWARDS A UK AVIATION SKILLS PLAN’.

The plan, which outlines and discusses the deficit in aviation skills, was written for The Royal Aeronautical Society. The Royal Aeronautical Society was established in 1866 and has always been at the forefront of developments in aerospace. It seeks to promote the highest professional standards and provide a central forum for sharing knowledge.

The paper discusses the international impact of and response to the need for a new generation of aviation professionals. A lot of the evidence cited here forms the basis of ASP’s agenda and actions. We are now in the process of implementing our aviation skills plan, but the original vision that Simon laid out in this document is still relevant and poignant.

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How To Become a Professional Pilot  Steven Hadley

How To Become a Professional Pilot Steven Hadley

Steven Hadley is an ASP ambassador and, at just 21 years old, is a professional pilot flying for one of Europe’s largest airlines.

This book is his friendly and personal guide to getting into the aviation industry. It offers a first person account of the process, with useful and detailed information about the different processes that one must go through to become a pilot. It is a welcome relief from the formal documentation that you would otherwise have to trawl through to find out about the various tests and qualifications that a wannabe pilot must undertake.

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Spitfire Evolution - Paul Beaver

Spitfire Evolution - Paul Beaver

Best-selling author of SPITFIRE PEOPLE, Paul Beaver is launching a new handbook for Spitfire enthusiasts called SPITFIRE EVOLUTION. The new book captures the various marks and variants of the world’s most iconic aeroplane.

SPITFIRE EVOLUTION has over 70 illustrations from award-winning artist Jon Freeman and a foreword by aeronautical engineer and eye-witness to the first flight, David Faddy. David’s father, Alf was the design team section leader at Supermarine for what was then called the Type 300 so his insight is almost unique.

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Spitfire People - Paul Beaver

Spitfire People - Paul Beaver

Published to mark the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Britain, this book presents a fresh angle on the Spitfire by examining the contribution to its development and achievements by over 65 people, some famous, others not.

Without the courage and tenacity of some leading political and military figures and the hard work of lesser-known mortals, there would have been no Spitfire, no Battle of Britain and no ultimate victory in 1945.

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British Warbirds - Paul Beaver

British Warbirds - Paul Beaver

A guidebook to British Warbirds by Paul Beaver, with artwork from Jon Freeman.

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  • Dee Amos

    Dee Amos

    Area: Engineering

    Dee works in aviation engineering for a major airline. She mentors people in the science, technology, engineer, and maths sector.

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  • Etienne Brown

    Etienne Brown

    Area: Piloting

    Etienne is currently studying for his airline transport pilot’s licence at Tayside Aviation on the Professional Aviation Pilot Practice degree.

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  • Louie Trott

    Louie Trott

    Area: Piloting

    Louie is currently completeing an FAAOA Aviation Gliding Scholarship. 

     

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  • George Coe

    George Coe

    Area: Operations

    George works in Operations & Dispatch within a commercial aviation environment. He holds a private pilot’s license and is working towards his commercial pilot’s license.

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  • Oliver Parker

    Oliver Parker

    Area: Piloting

    Oliver is a First Officer with easyJet. 

     

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  • Mairi Lewis

    Mairi Lewis

    Area: Piloting

    Mairi began Tayside Aviation’s degree programme in 2015. She holds a private pilot’s licence and is on her way to becoming a professional pilot.

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  • Ryan Cawsey

    Ryan Cawsey

    Area: Engineering

    Ryan is an apprentice aeronautical engineer at Magellan Aerospace UK in North Wales.

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  • Ninesh Visavadia

    Ninesh Visavadia

    Area: Piloting

    With the help of Aviation Skills Partnership, Ninesh is currently pursuing his dream of becoming a commercial pilot.

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  • Blake Neale

    Blake Neale

    Area: Piloting

    Blake is enrolled on the BSc Hons Professional Aviation Pilots Practice degree program with Tayside Aviation Dundee.

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  • Ben Russell

    Ben Russell

    Area: Operations

    Ben works for TAG Aviation, they are a leading Aircraft Management and Charter company based at Farnborough airport.

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