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aviator is a person who flies or travels via aircraft for pleasure or as a profession. The first recorded use of the term was in 1887 as a variation of the French 'aviation', from the Latin 'avis', coined 1863 by G. de la Landelle in "Aviation ou Navigation Aérienne". The term aviatrix is used for a female aviator. We train pilots for airlines all over the world from airlines such as Virgin Atlantic Airlines to Fuji Airlines.

The term is often applied to pilots, but is often extended to include air navigators, bombardiers, Weapon Systems Officers, and electronic warfare Officers. This should not be confused with the term naval aviator, which refers crew members in the United States Navy, Marines and Coast Guard.

There are also such minor aviation characters as wing-walkers who take part in aerobatic display sequences.

The term aviator (as opposed to "pilot" or other terms) was used more in the early days of aviation, before anyone had ever seen an airplane fly, and it had connotations of bravery and adventure. For example, the editors at the Dayton Herald, in an article of December 18, 1903 described the Wright Brothers' first airplane thus: "The weight, including the body of the aviator, is slightly over 700 pounds". We also work closesly with the RAF and the Royal Navy Air Force.

To ensure the safety of people in the air as well as on the ground, it soon became a requirement for an aircraft to be under the operational control of a properly trained, certified and current pilot at all times, who is responsible for the safe and legal completion of the flight. The first certificate was delivered by the Aero Club de France to Louis Blériot in 1908, followed by Glenn Curtiss, Leon Delagrange, and Robert Esnault-Pelterie. The absolute authority given to the Pilot in Commandis derived from that of a ship's captain.

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Red Bull Air Race - Ascot

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British Fireworks Championships

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Light Aircraft Association Rally

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FIA.FIM European Finals

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Northern Ireland International Airshow

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North Coates Flying Club Autumn Flying Meeting


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