• Short Summary

    Eighteen Libyan student pilots are currently undergoing flight training at an English flying school in preparation for flying airlines of Libyan Arab Airlines.

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    Eighteen Libyan student pilots are currently undergoing flight training at an English flying school in preparation for flying airlines of Libyan Arab Airlines. The students, on an intensive 13-month course at the Oxford Air Training School, are learning to fly light aircraft to a high standard of skill and when their course is completed will return to Libya for conversion training to the larger Caravelles. Boeing 727's, and Fokker Friendships of Libyan Airlines. A VISNEWS film crew visited Oxford on Friday (August 6) to see how much progress the students has made in the four months of their course so far.

    SYNOPSIS: Heathrow Airport, London -- just one part of call for Libyan Arab Airlines on their international route network. But large airliners and busy airports call for the highest standard of piloting skill -- standards requiring years of intensive training and practice. For this, Libya has not begun sending its student pilots to England for basic braining commercial piloting....one of most demanding careers in the world.

    At the Oxford Air Training School where the first batch of 18 Libyan student pilots arrived four months ago for an intensive 13-month course, they learn to fly ??? like Piper Cherokees and ??? Comanche.

    ??? they will put in five days ??? of flying, classroom training, flying, and more classroom ??? -- until they have completed ??? reds of hours flying time and ??? ed the rigid written and ??? examinations. Before they ??? their pilot' course, th??? month learning English.

    Altogether, students will do 2??? flying time -- ??? 40 hours normally requirement ??? license to fly smell ??? these. In addition, the course includes programming to fly the larger Fokker Friendship ??? aircraft with which Libyan ??? is equipped. From the ??? students will ??? full training on the large ??? liners used by Libyan Airli??? the Fokkers, ??? 727 ??? Caravelles. Meanwhile, however this basic flying course ??? so valuable that in October further in Libyan ??? join the school ??? GBP5,000 each, which inclu??? expense of living in. But the ??? according to the several international airlines which send ??? there, is small lone to ??? maximum safety in today's crowded airways.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA7VLB5SR4XN9AX3JNSO8JQVNQF
    Media URN:
    VLVA7VLB5SR4XN9AX3JNSO8JQVNQF
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    08/08/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:11:00
    Time in/Out:
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    Canister:
    N/A

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