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.
Assistant Editor
3449 Articles

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

Delta Air Lines Expects 2.9M Customers Over Labor Day Period

LONDON – US carrier Delta Air Lines is expecting to welcome 2.9

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TAP Air Portugal A320 Hits Motorcycle on Landing, Killing Two

LONDON – On Friday 2 September, a TAP Air Portugal A320neo collided

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AirAsia Philippines ramps up international destinations to welcome the ‘Ber’ months

LONDON - AirAsia Philippines is set to welcome the ‘Ber’ months with

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Avelo Airlines to Operate Two Nonstop Routes to Florida from Binghamton NY

LONDON – The new US start-up carrier Avelo Airlines has announced that

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Viva Aerobus opens 3 non-stop routes to Puerto Escondido, Acapulco and Oaxaca

LONDON – Mexico low-cost carrier Viva Aerobus and the directors of Mexico

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Arista Aviation Awarded Portuguese Air Force Contract for Firefighting Blackhawks

LONDON - Arista Aviation Services, a provider of rotary wing aircraft repair,

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AviaAM Leasing Delivers Third 737-800 Boeing Converted Freighter

LONDON – Late last month, AviaAM Leasing, a global aviation holding company

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Pilot Threatened to Crash Light Aircraft into Mississippi Walmart Store

LONDON – US authorities have today reported on an incident which saw

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Japan Flight Cancellations Ahead of Super Typhoon ‘Hinnamnor’

LONDON – Super typhoon ‘Hinnamnor’, reported to be the strongest global storm

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Hans Airways A330 Conducts Proving Flight From Birmingham Airport

LONDON – The new start-up airline Hans Airways confirmed that it concluded

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Aviation Markets to Watch: Spotlight on Indonesia – Part 2

LONDON - Part Two of our analysis further examines Indonesia’s stellar growth

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Alliance Air Pilots Strike Over Wages Dispute

LONDON – Pilots of India’s Alliance Air (formerly Air India Regional) have

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Nigerian Government Threatens to Shut Down Airlines Over Debt

LONDON – The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has issued a warning

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Lufthansa Strike Sparks Protests at New Delhi Airport

LONDON – Crowds have gathered at India’s New Delhi airport following the

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