Friday, November 17, 2017

Squash Training Camps in Spain

As you have possibly noticed, the Air Navigation Institute has engaged in supporting the sport of Squash by supporting the National League A team of the Squash Rackets Club Bern and the Squash Club Bödeli-Wilderswil. Recently the ANI has also established a partnership with World Enjoyer, a company established by professional Squash Player and World Class Coach Tino Casas (ex PSA Nr. 119, National Coach of Spain). This company has specialized in providing Squash Camps mainly in Spain but also around Europe. So if you are a Squash player and would like to improve your game, I can highly recommend these camps. The locations where the camps are held also allow for a combination of sports and holidays.

The announced dates for  Spain camps the coming year are as below, any other camp options, go to the World Enjoyer Website.

Madrid (January 24-28, 2018).
If you want to enjoy the squash in a personalized squash camp in the capital of Spain, this one is a very advisable option in January. We organize some visits around the city, also gastronomic experience. We have a squash club with fantastic facilities and very good environment. 

Valencia (Option A: March 14-18, 2018 – Option B: March 16-18 2018).
Valencia has turned  into one of the most beautiful cities of Spain in the last years. 
It combines the concepts of modernity, culture and history. We offer a squash camp with 11 years of history, in a 4 stars hotel complex with squash courts. You will love it!  Many people repeat every year.

Barcelona (Option A: April 18-22, 2018 – Option B: April 20-22  2018).
We are very proud to announce that Barcelona will be one of our venues in 2018. We have chosen a squash club with one of the best locations in the city (Near Sea). We are going to organize a very personalized camp with tourist and gastronomic activities. We offer you two programs, one for the most demanding, and other one, for those who want to enjoy squash combining a few days of this magnificent city of the Mediterranean.

Lanzarote (June 4-8, 2018).
If you want to enjoy an amazing island, in the best sports resort of Europe, spectacular facilities, the Lanzarote Squash Camp is a great option. If in addition we add Borja Golán's presence (PSA Nr. 18), the combination is perfect. We organize a very complete camp, with visits and trips to the island, and gastronomic experience.  More than 200 squash players  have visited us already!

Palencia ( We organize 4 weeks in July).
We are going to celebrate our 15 anniversary. We have enjoyed the last years assistant coaches: Greg Gaultier, James Willstrop, Borja Golán, Cameron Pilley, Simon Parke … If you want to train hard one week in the month of July, this one is a great option. Great conviviality, international camp, we take care all the details. You cannot get lost this option! More of 1000 players of more than 40 countries already have done it, and repeat!

Monday, September 25, 2017

Sir Theo van de Ven has moved to another dimension


It is of course part of the game called "life" that we all get older and eventually die. Some of us leave bigger footsteps than others. One who has made an enormous impact was Theo and it was was a priviledge for me to know him and to be able to work with him for many years to pay back something to the industry that has made us what we are. Theo did an enormous amount of work for the international aviation community and I always admired his will to do something for the good of the community. Even if he experienced setbacks he would not be discouraged, always stay calm, friendly and focused and just continue the effort. It was always inspiring to work with him. A bit over two years ago he suffered from the loss of his loved wife and more or less at the same time received his own death penalty. Theo, I sincerely hope you did not have to suffer from pain in the end and you can continue your spiritual journey with your wife who you missed so much. Another icon in aviation has left the planet, good bye all the best for that last journey, my friend.

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Tentative ARINC 424 September 18-22 in Auckland/NZ

All,
This is to inform that we are planning to hold an ARINC 424 course in Auckland/NZ on the above dates. We are still in the planning phase but as it is only two months to go, we wanted to spread the word as soon as possible. Information about the course, fees etc. can be found on the ANI website.
Please signal interest to us as soon as possible, so we can dispatch the classroom accordingly. Thanks.

Friday, June 23, 2017

Procedure Design Expert vacancy in Norway

The Instrument Flight Procedure Design office in Avinor is currently looking for an experienced designer to fill a two-year vacancy at their HQ in Oslo, Norway.
The duration is initially set to two years to fill planned leaves within the section, but halfway through the contract a decision on whether the position will become permanent will be made. 

Avinor offers unique design scenarios in some of the most challenging airports in Europe. The Instrument Flight Procedure Design office has an international staff consisting of several nationalities, including Hungary, Spain, Poland and Norway. The vacancy is planned to begin on November 1st 2017 and will be available
on www.avinor.no shortly.

For any questions please contact morten.giswold@avinor.no

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

IFP Conference Lisbon was a success

This first event organized by ANI with the goal to have all relevant disciplines related to designing flight procedures in one room for a couple of days, allowing for sufficient time to discuss matters in a relaxed and informal environment was in my opinion a success. A lot of exchange of information took place, we learnt a lot and we had a good time. We shall repeat this on a regular basis as discussed in the Conference itself already.
Allow me a personal remark here: That some people who did NOT attend the Conference now get in touch with people who DID attend and ask them to share the presented material is a bit unabashed to put it mildly.
By no means we will disclose any material to anybody who was not actually present. It will be up to the presenter to decide if they want to share anything and if, we will make it available to the participants.