Aeros Academy Cardiff, based at Cardiff Airport, welcomed its first DA42 training aircraft and with it opens up the training potential for cadets training at Cardiff, with the academy now able to offer Aeros' complete Fastrack programme, as well as individual modules for MEP, MEIR and CPL training, alongside its current output.

Cat Burton, Aeros Academy Cardiff Senior Flying Instructor and recently British Airways most senior female pilot, said, “When I retired at the end of a 45-year airline career with British Airways, as their most senior line captain, flying long haul Boeing 777s, I just wasn’t ready to stop flying so I started teaching at my home airport at Cardiff. Three years on and I’m loving teaching a new generation of airline pilots as we expand our capabilities here at Cardiff to include multi-engine training to commercial pilot standards and instrument ratings on the Diamond DA42.”

The addition of the DA42, and subsequent training offering, also sees it join other Aeros Academies, such as their Coventry, Gloucester and Doncaster bases, in being able to deliver a complete Fastrack training programme.