Jordan flies off with top aviation prize

Jordan Jack will now undergo 45 hours of training to gain his private licence.
Jordan Jack will now undergo 45 hours of training to gain his private licence.

A Peterhead man has come out tops in a competition to win training to gain a Private Pilot Licence at Aberdeen International Airport.

Jordan Jack (23), was selected from ten finalists in the Aberdeen International Airport website and “Upbeat” magazine competition to win the training .

Announcing the winner, Cabro Aviation said that applicants had to answer a selection of technical questions, with the final ten each having to state, in 100 words, whey they should receive the training.

Jordan told them that he did not really wish to pursue a career at university but would rather follow a career in aviation, and his answer was deemed to be the best by the judges.

Jordan’s training will start immediately and his progress can be followed on Aberdeen International social media sites and magazine.

He was presented with his full training kit at the airport last Monday, which includes everything required to complete his training.

A spokesman for Cabro Aviation told the Buchanie: “Jordan was given the full kit and shown around the facilities and he was told what would be involved in his first lesson which took place yesterday (Monday).

“He will have to complete a minimum of 45 hours training in order to gain his licence.

“It will be completely in his hands how long he takes to complete those hours, but he can’t do it in anything less than that,” he said.

Following completion of training, Jordan will gain his private licence and hopefully a career in aviation.

Cabro Aviation was founded in 2009 and is the only fixed wing Civil Aviation Authority registered training facility in North East Scotland.

The company also supports offshore personnel logistics and competency training to airline ground staff in Aberdeen and Glasgow.