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

Rex Airlines Finalises its Acquisition of National Jet Express

LONDON – Australian regional carrier Rex Airlines has said today it has

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Emirates SkyCargo and United Cargo announce landmark agreement

LONDON - Emirates SkyCargo and United Cargo signed a Memorandum of Understanding

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Doncaster Sheffield Airport Issues Formal Statement on Closure

LONDON – On Monday 26 September, Peel Group – the management group

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Qantas Flight Forced to Return to Perth After Bird Strike

LONDON – A scheduled Qantas flight operating between Perth, Western Australia and

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Cebu Pacific Expands Flights to Malaysia

LONDON - Philippines’ leading low-cost airline, Cebu Pacific (CEB), continues to expand

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Bahrain’s Gulf Air Takes Home “World’s Most Improved Airline” Award – Skytrax

LONDON - Gulf Air, the national carrier of the Kingdom of Bahrain,

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Air traffic recovery is fast-approaching pre-pandemic levels – ICAO

LONDON – The International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) have released analyses revealing

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Garuda Indonesia Signs CFM56-7B Engine Support Contract With SR Technics

LONDON – MRO service provider SR Technics has signed an agreement with

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Turkish Airlines Named “Best Airline in Europe 2022” – Skytrax

LONDON – Turkey’s national flag carrier Turkish Airlines has been named as

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Operation Underway at Montpellier Airport to Recover Damaged B737

LONDON – The recovery operation to remove a damaged Boeing B737-400F freighter

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Heavy smoke plumes reported near Paris Orly airport

LONDON – In breaking news, early reports are surfacing of heavy plumes

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Emirates Takes Out Three Inflight Awards at Skytrax 2022

LONDON – The Gulf carrier Emirates has taken home three awards at

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National Airlines Takes Delivery of Additional B747-400 ERF Freighter

LONDON - US based air cargo operator National Airlines has announced the

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Qatar Airways Wins “Airline of the Year” Award for Seventh Time – Skytrax

LONDON – Qatar Airways has been named “Airline of the Year 2022”

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Qantas Named Best Airline in Australia/Pacific 2022 – Skytrax

LONDON – Australian flag carrier Qantas has fared well in this year’s

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