Never say Flightglobal’s head of web Michael Targett opts for an easy life. While anybody can go transatlantic on a jumbo, Targett is making a multi-legged hop from Manassas, Virginia to Le Bourget aboard FLIR’s Paris air show-bound Pilatus PC-12NG (pictured); join him on the Editor’s Blog. David Learmount flagged up a good deal for aspiring flyers; from September, UK commercial pilot candidates may apply for student loans of up to £14,500 a year for their three-stage ab-initio training, finishing with a BSc (Hons) degree in professional aviation pilot practice, from Middlesex University. On the Ariel View blog, our eyes in Israel observe that prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s visit to China has raised hopes of lucrative arms sales – and the spectre of (yet another) nyet from Jerusalem’s big brothers in Washington DC.
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