Man behind Fiji’s cockpit prowess

The man who trained Air Pacific's Boeing 747 jumbo jet pilots, check and training Captain Jim Edwards tells his tale during a recent visit to Fiji. Picture: REINAL CHAND

FIJIAN pilots began to command the respect of the global aviation industry since the first locals began flying turbo propeller driven aircraft in the early 1970s. The transition from turbo props such as the Hawker Siddeley to British Aerospace’s BAC 1-11 jets took Fijian pilots to the forefront of the regional and international aviation sector. […]

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