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The Air League is the UK’s leading aviation and aerospace non-profit organisation. It breaks down the perceived barriers into these industries through its scholarships and industry leading outreach programme, Soaring to Success™. 

The Air League aims to inspire, enable and support the next generation of aviation and aerospace professionals from any background across the United Kingdom. Equally important is ensuring this next generation of leaders are at the forefront of improving fuel efficiency, developing new aircraft, propulsion technology, and introducing sustainable, alternate aviation fuels.

As the UK’s largest provider of aviation scholarships and bursaries, the charity offers flying, gliding and engineering opportunities to a wide range of beneficiaries which include disadvantaged youngsters, wounded and injured servicemen and women, and now veteran offenders. Each year, thousands of people from around the UK benefit from Air League support.

The Air League’s unique approach is designed to help those who want to pursue a career in all disciplines within aviation and aerospace. The inspiration, experience and practical training elements of the Air League’s work develops employability skills, builds self esteem, well being, and makes our beneficiaries feel valued and realise what they can achieve.

The organisation also supports the UK’s aviation and aerospace industries through its parliamentary debates and landmark annual lectures that articulate the advanced technologies and crucial industry skills which are vital to the economic success of the UK, and an annual programme of events and unique networking opportunities that provide supporters and members with insight across a broad spectrum of subjects.

For over a century the Air league has also presented honours and awards to individuals and organisations who have made an outstanding contribution to aviation and aerospace in the United Kingdom including the Founders’ Medal, the Gold Medal and Companionship.

The Air League’s core values underpin the broad endeavour of the organisation that were set out by its founders over 110 year ago and how, today it encourages its beneficiaries and works with its partners to deliver enduring benefits to the United Kingdom through aviation and aerospace.

Our Vision

Changing Lives Through Aviation

Our Mission


Inspiring Young People by Awarding Scholarships and Work Opportunities Through Aviation

Our Values

The Air League’s core values underpin the broad endeavour of the charity, how we support our beneficiaries and how we work together with our partners to deliver enduring benefits to the UK. Our values spell out who we are.

Integrity, authority, honesty and resolve.
Innovation, diligence, focus, recognition and reward.
Drive, determination, results.
Skills, development, Advocacy, industrial capacity, investment.
Unity of Purpose
Cohesion, dialogue, collaboration, campaigns.
Inclusion, diversity, equality, education & training, national reach, sustainability.
What We Stand For
The growth of the UK economy, skills and industrial capabilities, in air transport, air power, space and military aviation through maintaining dialogue between a multitude of stakeholders.
Inspiring the next generation of aviation and aerospace professionals across the full spectrum of disciplines.
Making careers in aviation and aerospace attainable to all through working together.
Lead on sustainable aviation growth and policies based upon informed debate, which ensure the UK’s competitive advantage is not diminished.
Enhance awareness of UK air power via dialogue focused on tri-service requirements, the industrial base, R&D, inward investment and procurement.

Help change young lives through aviation