The careers of six pilots are about to go sky-high after they joined the ranks of Loganair's flight crew division from Tayside Aviation. Each graduate has been recruited by Loganair through the airline's partnership with the Dundee Airport-based Tayside Aviation. This latest intake from the partnership will see the recruits work across four of Loganair's five aircraft types including both Saab models - the 34-seat 340 and the 50-seat 2000 - as well as the 31-seat Dornier 328. And for the first time in the history of the partnership, a Tayside Aviation pilot will be trained by Loganair to operate the Twin Otter aircraft.
Four of the recruits are Scottish, one is from Lithuania and the other is from Reunion Island, located east of Madagascar in the Indian Ocean. Each of the six recruits, who were already fully-qualified pilots when they joined the airline, will spend the next three months at Loganair's new training facility in Glasgow. During this time they will go through the airline's intensive training programme, which includes class-based theory, a two-week simulator programme and numerous flights with Loganair's team of training captains.