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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Hong Kong Airlines Reinstates Kagoshima Services

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'Airport Career Day 2024' at Hong Kong International Airport has showcased 3,000

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Icelandair Selects P&W GTF Engines for A321neo Aircraft

Icelandair has selected Pratt & Whitney GTF engines to power a mix

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Volocopter Awarded Pilot Training Approval

eVTOL developer Volocopter has gained its Approved Training Organisation (ATO) certification from

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British Airways Celebrates 10 Years in Austin, Texas

British Airways has marked the anniversary of ten years of non-stop flight

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Abu Dhabi Airports named ‘Airport Operator of the Year’

Abu Dhabi Airports has been named "Airport Operator of the Year" at

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Southwest Lays Out 2024 Strategy After a Mixed Year

After a mixed year in 2023, Southwest Airlines believes its 2024 strategy

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Turkish Airlines Makes First Touchdown in Melbourne

Marking the first time on Australian soil, Turkish Airlines touched down in

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Malaysian Government Considers Re-opening Search for MH370

Approaching the 10th anniversary of the disappearance of flight MH370, the Malaysian

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Can Spirit AeroSystems Takeover Fix Boeing’s Quality Control Woes?

Boeing has entered preliminary talks to acquire Spirit AeroSystems, but will this

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Administration Fears: Britten-Norman Hits Financial Turbulence

Just 6 months after announcing a quadrupling of aircraft production, UK manufacturer

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Heathrow Border Force members balloted for strike action

Border Force personnel at Heathrow Airport have been balloted for strike action

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Saudia embarks on A330 and B777 fleet retrofit program

Saudia has tapped Collins Aerospace to undertake the fitment of new seats

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Former Airbus A380 Chief Engineer joins Global Airlines

Former Airbus A380 Chief Engineer John Roberts has become the latest industry

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United, Delta raise the US stakes at Stockholm Arlanda

Connectivity between Stockholm Arlanda airport and North America will substantially increase with

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