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

Alaska Air Group: Resilience and Strategic Growth in Q2 2024

Alaska Air Group (NYSE: ALK) has released its financial results for Q2…

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MAFFS C-130 Aircraft Deployed to Fight California Wildfires

California wildfires: Two MAFFS equipped C-130 aircraft from U.S. Northern Command have…

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Alaska Airlines Expands Premium Seating Options to Meet Demand

To meet demand, Alaska Airlines is expanding its premium seat options, adding…

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United Airlines Q2 Profit Rises to $1.32 Billion Amid Travel Boom

United Airlines has seen Q2 profit rise to $1.32 billion as pent-up…

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Southwest Eyes New Daily Service From Washington DC to Las Vegas

Southwest Airlines submits bid to US DOT for daily nonstop service between…

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TUI 737-800 Returns to Manchester With Landing Gear Problem

TUI flight BY2518, a 737-800 bound for Corfu (CFU) returned to Manchester…

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Virgin Atlantic Suspends Mainland China Routes After 25 Years

Virgin Atlantic has made the decision to suspend flights to mainland China…

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RAeS Urges New Government to Bolster UK Aerospace Sector

The Royal Aeronautical Society has outlined five key priorities for the UK…

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Frontier and Other Airlines Disrupted Amid Microsoft Outage

A significant Microsoft outage resulted in extensive travel disruptions, primarily affecting Frontier…

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Mumbai-Bound IndiGo A320neo Diverts to Lucknow After Engine Shutdown

IndiGo flight 6E5194, an Airbus A320neo bound for Mumbai from Gorakhpur, diverted…

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PETA Urges Investigation into Alleged Mistreatment of Endangered Monkeys During Air Transport

PETA has called for the investigation of a recent air shipment of…

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Avelo Airlines Named as America’s Most Reliable Carrier in 2024

Avelo Airlines continued its stellar on-time performance throughout the first half of…

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easyJet to Operate 41 New Winter Routes, Including Luxor

easyJet has added five more new winter routes including Luxor to its…

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Stuttgart-Bound Lufthansa CRJ-900 Return to Munich with Engine Problem

Lufthansa flight LH2152, a Bombardier CRJ-900 bound for Stuttgart, made a return…

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Hong Kong International Airport Launches Incentive Scheme to Encourage Flights

Hong Kong International Airport has launched a new incentive scheme to encourage…

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