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!

Recent articles from Len Varley

Australian Aviation Network: Stabilisation and Recovery in March

The latest Airservices report reveals the Australian aviation network stabilised in March,

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Fiji Moves to Adopt Open Skies Policy

This week, the Fiji government moved to approve a recommendation to adopt

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Heathrow Breaks Passenger Record For Second Consecutive Month

London Heathrow Airport saw another record in March, marking the second consecutive

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EGYPTAIR Flight Alexandria-Jeddah Declares Emergency

EGYPTAIR flight MS4413, a Boeing 737-800 bound for Jeddah, declared an emergency

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Qantas Cancels Direct Perth-London Flights Amid Iran Unrest

Qantas has suspended its direct Perth to London flights amid concerns of

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Cathay Cargo Freighter Service Returns to Ho Chi Minh City

On 4 April, Ho Chi Minh City Vietnam saw the return of

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easyJet Cabin Crew Secure Significant Pay Rise

Unite union has now secured a substantial 20% pay increase and improved

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Wizz Air Aims For 10% SAF Powered Flights by 2030

Wizz Air has set a sustainability goal of powering 10% of all

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Auckland Airport Braces For Busy Holiday Weekend

Auckland Airport braces for one of the busiest weekends of the school

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Aer Lingus Adds Extra Manchester-Orlando Flights

Aer Lingus is set to increase its popular Manchester to Orlando route

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Air India Joins Plan to Develop Bengaluru as Premier Aviation Hub

Air India has partnered with BIAL to develop Bengaluru Kempegowda International Airport

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Frontier Airlines and Lufthansa Technik Deepen Partnership

Frontier Airlines has deepened its maintenance partnership with the signing of a

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Cessna Caravan Fleet Surpasses 25 Million Flight Hours

Certified in 100 countries, with over 3,000 aircraft delivered since its introduction,

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Delta Air Lines A330neo Rome-Atlanta Declares Emergency

Delta Air Lines flight DL67, an A330neo bound for Atlanta from Rome,

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Croatia Prepares for Record Number of Summer Flights

Croatia's tourism appeal is on the rise, with around 70 airlines offering

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