G Air Training Centre, leader in aeronautical training in Portugal, has signed a cooperation agreement with the YAKSTARS Display Team.
With this partnership, G Air will support the activity of the Display Team in national and international aerobatic events. Simultaneously, the Display Team will collaborate with G Air Training Center by supporting the UPSET recovery training of its flight instructor team and pilot students. The aerobatic team will also hold workshops to G Air’s Airline Pilot students, deepening themes related to aerobatic flying and UPSET recovery.
Nelson Ferreira, Senior Vice President | G Air Training Center:
“This partnership is very important to ensure that our students have the highest standards of training in abnormal flight situations. With the experience of these pilots G Air Training Center further enriches its training team and methodology.”
About the Yakstars
The YAKSTARS are the first aerobatic display team with 3 aircraft in the history of civil aviation in Portugal. The team is made up of three Yak 52 aircraft of Soviet origin, equipped with a 9-cylinder Vedeneyev M14P radial engine of 360/400 hp, tandem cockpit layout, retractable tricycle landing gear and internal flaps. The Yak 52 has an inverted fuel and oil system, allowing the inverted flight for two uninterrupted minutes, and a very original and unique look, with excellent maneuverability. The sound of the engine is extremely characteristic, being one of the main brand images.
Pedro Cerveira Pinto
Pedro has 36 years of aeronautical experience, having accumulated over 20,000 flight hours on 130 different aircraft. He qualified as an operational fighter pilot in the Portuguese Air Force and was assigned to the 303rd Squadron “Tigers” at the Lajes Air Base, in the Azores Islands, flying the FIAT G.91.
In 1987 he was admitted to TAP Portugal and is currently an Airbus A330/A340 Captain. He also collaborated with G Air as an MCC instructor for 10 years.
Fernando Marinho Pereira
Fernando was an operational pilot in the 301st Tiger Squadron 301 of the Portuguese Air Force, flying the FIAT G.91, and also an advanced and combat instructor in the 103rd Squadron ‘EIPAC’ flying the Alpha Jet. He was also part of the aerobatic team “Asas de Portugal”. He later joined TAP Portugal where he is currently Captain and cumulatively Pilot Examiner (TRE) and Instructor (TRI) on the Airbus A319/320/321.
It is, simultaneously, an air race and aerobatic pilot and also a general aviation instructor. He has participated in more than 150 air shows on countless aircraft.
Jorge flew several airplanes and helicopters in the Portuguese Air Force and participated in operational missions such as Search and Rescue and the UN Peacekeeping in East Timor. He was a flight instructor at the Air Force Academy. Still during his days at the PoAF, he participated in several campaigns to fight forest fires.
In 2005 he became an airline pilot and is currently a TAP Portugal Captain in the Airbus A320 fleet, with more than 8,500 flight hours. He has flown 31 different types of aircraft and since 2007 has participated in more than 200 airshows with several aircraft, having been part of the national team in the European and World Aerobatic Championships and being, several times, national champion in the Advanced category. He made the famous crossing of the North Atlantic in a Twinbeech C-45 Expeditor from the World War II.
He was one of the founders of the ‘Smoke Wings’ aerobatic team, the first Portuguese civilian aerobatic team, with two Yak 52.
About G Air Training Centre
G Air Training Center is an airline pilot training school with more than 37 years of experience. Market leader in Portugal and with training bases and representations in Dubai, the Netherlands, Italy and the United Kingdom. In Portugal it has training bases at the Cascais Municipal Airport and a unique international training centre in Ponte de Sor, with capacity to train up to 400 pilots per year and unique conditions for flight training.
Throughout its history, it has formed thousands of professionals who are now flying in worldwide major airlines, having strong partners in aviation, such as Emirates Aviation University, easyJet, Alpha Aviation (Air Arabia), among others, and in higher aeronautical education, having cooperation protocols with various national and international universities.
Your story, our legacy.
Over the last four decades we have trained thousands of Aviation Personnel that are now spread around the globe, working towards their dream of succeeding as an Aviation Professional.
Born as Aerocondor we experienced the name GESTAIR over the 2000’s and in 2013 we became G Air Training Centre.
Since then, much has happened. New bases were created, new partnerships were signed, many joined our project… But, how about you?
G Air Alumni is all about you, your training colleagues and passed and current instructors. We want to hear it from you: your memories, your path, your photos, where you are, but also where you want to go.
And share it so all can gain from one another’s experience, tips and advises. A guidance to all.
In 2017 we are launching the Alumni Community, dedicated to all former students from Aerocondor, Gestair and G Air Training Centre. We want to keep in touch with you, so please fill the form below in order to update your contacts. We’ll be contacting you soon with news about this project and you’ll be invited to attend the first G Air Alumni’s meeting, the first of many initiatives scheduled for the year.
Be our guest: share your story, ask your questions, remember the old days, share your pictures, tell us about your adventures and your doubts, but stay connected!
Enjoy the experience!
G Air Training Centre and easyJet, Europe’s leading airline, have started a partnership to select, train and provide top-end pilot graduates to be the future co-pilots and Captains of the airline.
G Air was selected by easyJet after an assessment process that began in the end of 2015 and was concluded in June 2016, after assessments of G Air’s training system and pilot quality.
Through this new partnership, G Air aims to:
- Continuously improve students’ training reflecting the standards and needs
of its airline partners;
- Better prepare its graduates in the beginning of their aviation career;
- Increase the job opportunities to its graduates.
In the following months the first G Air graduates selected under the partnership will start specific training with easyJet in order to become future co-pilots of the airline and, simultaneously, new graduates will join the partnership program after training and selection with G Air.
“Alongside my flight training, G Air helped me to prepare for what would be my first job interview and a great career opportunity. Meeting easyJet in Luton was a great experience. I came to know great professionals that are passionate about their job, people who are very friendly and approachable and that from the beginning made me feel totally at ease.”
Tiago Madeira, one of easyJet’s selected G Air graduates
“After being select to join the first batch of 12 G Air graduates for the easyJet program, G Air’s Psychology Department helped me to prepare for the easyJet assessment. I believe that this guidance, my Airline Preparation Course and all my flight training, allowed me to be totally confidante and as a result to be selected by easyJet.”
Ricardo Pêgo, one of easyJet’s selected G Air graduates
“We are very excited with our partnership with easyJet. It will allow G Air to learn and better align its training to the airline needs, developing and training our students to become top-class pilots, precisely what easyJet is seeking to support its long term strategy and growth as an European leader airline.
Nelson Ferreira, Senior Vice-President | G Air Training Centre
Saudi Arabia Customer
Recruitment Session this Friday the 6th November at G Air Tires Centre
• Female gender
• Availability to work abroad
• Cabin crew experience mandatory
G Air Training Centre – LPCS
Aeródromo Municipal de Cascais
Av. Amália Rodrigues, Tires
2785-632 S. Domingos de Rana – Cascais, Portugal
Selected candidates will be contacted for interview
• USD 1.900 tax free monthly salary
• Annual award of USD 1.100 tax free
• 40 days ON 20 days OFF rotation
• Positioning flights included to any airport at crew member choice
• Health and Life insurance
• Life Insurance
• Accomodation provided by the company on an international compound
• Initial Corporate Cabin Crew Training provided by the company
Subscritpions open – 2nd November
G Air Training Centre, the training division of G Air Group, is preparing the 5th Edition of the Corporate Cabin Crew Training Program.
This intensive course is directed to professionals who have already experience as Commercial Cabin Crew or in Hospitality and would like to start working in Business Aviation.
The instructors of the course are highly experienced Cabin Crew with over 17 years each in Commercial and VIP operations throughout the world. Only in Business and VIP aviation alone they have worked and managed operations in Europe, Russia, Africa and the Middle East flying aircrafts from the Cessna Citation X to Global 6000, Boeing BBJ, Airbus ACJ and others. Apart from the practical experience they are all trained by the most renowned hospitality institution – École Hoteliére de Lausanne – in Switzerland.
With limited vacancies don’t hesitate to sign up for the training.
More information please go to www.gairg.com or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Private Pilot License Q&A Session is schedule to be held on the 2nd of May, in Ponte de Sor at 10 a.m.
Apply here: http://www.gairg.com/en/how-to-become-a-pilot/how-to-become-a-private-pilot-airplanes/
10 of our Cabin Crew trainees were selected by Orbest Portugal to become part of their team.
We wish them happy and safe flights!
photo copyright: Saimon J Rodriguez
G Air in partnership with TUNISAIR and ACTC offers a new training programme.
First Officer Line Training Programme
EASA ATPL Course + A320 Type Rating + Base Training + 300 hours of Line Training in A320
Beginning: April 27th
Q&A Session: date to be set
<span The best graduates of this course will have the opportunity to be hired by Orbest Portugal.