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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JetAir Caribbean Ceases Operations Amid Bankruptcy Filing

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Activist group Just Stop Oil has staged a protest at Stansted Airport

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Greater Houston Region to See Wisk Aero Air Taxi Service

A collaboration between Wisk Aero and Houston Airports will see the establishment

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British Airways Flight London-Edinburgh Declares Emergency

British Airways flight CFE5C from London City (LCY) has declared an emergency,

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WestJet Cancels Flights Ahead of Potential Strike Action

WestJet Group has cancelled approximately 40 flights, impacting roughly 6,500 passengers, ahead

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Norse Atlantic and Neos Team Up For Winter 2024/25 Flights

Norse Atlantic has signed a partnership with Italian airline Neos, basing a

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Canada TSB: Air Accidents and Incidents Rise 14% in 2023

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WestJet Flights to See 2 More Boeing 737 MAX 8 Aircraft

For those taking WestJet flights, the Canadian airline group has acquired two

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London Gatwick Airport Lays on 14 New Summer Flights

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Finnair has completed a €200 million long-haul cabin renewal program to its

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Air New Zealand’s Asian Focus Signals a Tourism Boom for NZ

A strategic boost to Air New Zealand flights in Asian region will

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Archer Firms Air Taxi Infrastructure Deal With Signature Aviation

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