Len Varley

Now the Assistant Editor with AviationSource, I have almost 40 years' experience in aviation, starting in Australian flight crew and training. I worked as CFI/Chief Pilot with 2 organisations and was also a CASA approved testing officer and aeronautics lecturer. This led to components procurement for civil operators and the RAAF, and then maintenance programming with a global airborne geo-survey operator.
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What is your favourite aeroplane?

The Cessna 402, a machine I grew to love doing single pilot charter ops into remote minesites.

What was your first Aviation interest?

As a kid, I was fascinated with the wartime stories of Douglas Bader and Guy Gibson and decided I wanted to become a pilot.

What is your favourite aspect of Aviation?

Aviation has been a lifestyle and a lifelong love affair for me, and I’ve now had the opportunity to experience many aspects of it. Almost 4 decades later, I still love it!

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WestJet Inaugurates New Calgary-Seoul Service

Continuing its recently announced long haul network expansion, WestJet has now inaugurated

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SAS has responded to increased winter travel demand with the announcement of

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Finnair to Resume Tartu Flights After Tackling GPS Problem

Alternative approach procedures implemented at Estonia's Tartu airport after GPS interference problems

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UK Authorities Raise Concerns Over Air Peace Gatwick Operations

Heathrow Airport has reportedly raised alleged safety concerns in the form of

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Ryanair FY23/24 Profit Rises 34% TO €1.92BN

Ryanair has reported a 34% full-year increase in profit to €1.92 billion,

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GetJet Airlines: A Stellar 400% Profit Increase in 2023

As the aviation sector rebounded, ACMI charter operator GetJet Airlines saw a

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Iberia Confirmed as Launch Airline for New Airbus A321XLR

Iberia has been confirmed as the launch airline for the new Airbus

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Halifax Stanfield Airport Makes a Return to Financial Stability

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Strong Traffic and Profit Growth Signal Thailand Aviation Revival

Performance results for Thailand's major airports show a resurgent aviation industry, with

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American Airlines Adds Winter Flights Miami to Anguilla

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US Summer Travel Boom: Be Prepared for Busy Airport Security

The TSA is preparing for the highest US passenger traffic volumes on

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Hamilton International Sees a Year of Growth in 2023

As Canada's largest domestic overnight express cargo airport, Hamilton International Airport saw

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Airbus Leads Aviation Liquid Hydrogen Project

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London Gatwick Contributes £5.5 Billion to UK Economy in 2023

A recent economic study shows London Gatwick airport generated £5.5 billion for

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