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

Ontario Court Holds Ukraine International Airlines Liable for PS752 Tragedy

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A United Airlines 737-900ER operating from Denver (DEN) to Newark (EWR) shredded

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United Boosts Flights to Major Political Events This Summer

As the US gears up for pivotal political conventions, United Airlines has

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Cathay Welcomes Back Last Aircraft From Long-Term Storage

Cathay Pacific has welcomed back its last aircraft held in long-term storage

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easyJet Sets Record Number of New Routes for Winter

easyJet has laid out an ambitious schedule for the winter season, unveiling

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JetBlue Takes Off From Long Island MacArthur Airport

JetBlue will enhance connectivity for Long Island residents with flight services set

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Iberia and Volaris Enter New Codeshare Agreement

In tandem with a new codeshare agreement with Volaris, Iberia is offering

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Dublin Airport Unveils Plans for New Plane-Spotting Facility

Dublin Airport has submitted plans to develop a dedicated aircraft observation area,

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40,000 Toblerones! Heathrow Airport Enjoys a Record Month in May

As well as hitting a 12-month record for passenger numbers, 40,000 Toblerones

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Palma de Mallorca Airport Flooded After Heavy Rainfall

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Emirates Celebrates its 20th Anniversary in Austria

Five million passengers and 20,500 flights later, Emirates is marking its 20th

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Lufthansa A321: Lightning Strike on Approach to Gothenburg

Lufthansa flight LH816, an A321-200 inbound from Frankfurt (FRA), suffered a lightning

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Buzz 737-800 Returns to Dortmund After Bird Strike

Flight FR6916, operated by Ryanair subsidiary Buzz, made a precautionary return to

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Air Transat Reports Mixed Results for Q2 FY24

Revenue continued an impressive upward trajectory, but profitability faced headwinds due to

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Volaris: Strong Load Factor Amid Capacity Decrease in Q2

Mexican ULCC Volaris maintained strong load factors in Q2 2024, despite a

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