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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Malaysia Airlines Group offers further 18,000 seats for Hari Raya

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Indian government moves to decongest major airports

The Indian Ministry of Civil Aviation has moved to address the issue

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African Air Expo SA planned for South Africa

African Air Expo SA is scheduled to take place in Cape Town

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Airbus and China aviation industry sign next phase of partnership

Aircraft manufacturer Airbus has signed significant new cooperation agreements with China aviation

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Azerbaijan Airlines orders 12 A320neo Family aircraft

The Azerbaijan flag carrier, Azerbaijan Airlines, has now placed a firm order

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Etihad Airways first Middle Eastern airline to start Dreamliner Multi-Crew Pilot program

United Arab Emirates national carrier Etihad Airways has achieved a significant milestone

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Turkey closes its airspace to northern Iraq

Turkey has closed its airspace to aircraft departing and arriving at the

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Jet2 adds Bourgas to its London Stansted services

Jet2.com and Jet2holidays have acknowledged the continuing strong holiday travel demand in

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British Airways to boost Gibraltar flights this summer

British Airways have increased the flight frequency on their London Heathrow service

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Qantas and Jetstar hop into an Easter of high demand

Australian carriers Qantas and Jetstar are presently gearing up for what is

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Sun Country Airlines to acquire five 737-900ERs

US low-cost carrier Sun Country Airlines will expand its passenger fleet in late

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easyJet A320 from London Luton declares emergency

An easyJet scheduled flight operating from London Luton Airport to Tenerife has

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London City Airport ends 100ml liquid restrictions and laptop checks

The installation of new security scanners at London City Airport has resulted

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Air Expo India 2023 to go ahead for first time

India’s Civil Aviation Minister, the Honourable Shri Jyotiraditya M. Scindia, has given

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Schiphol: Night closures and private jet ban proposed as part of new initiatives

Schiphol Airport has outlined a set of decisions which it says will

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