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12-hour Flying Scholarship

This Flying Scholarship provides 12 hours of Powered Flight training towards the award of a Private Pilot’s Licence (PPL). The scholarship supports aspiring pilots gain further experience and is best suited to those who have already done some powered flying previously or for experienced glider pilots wanting to make the switch.  Scholars undertake their training as a residential course over approximately 10 days to ensure consistency in their learning and to allow training as a small group with other scholars so that a fun, open learning environment can develop. 

The Air League works with the Royal Air Force Sport Aircraft Flying Schools and other partner organisations in the UK to deliver the flying training.  

Key Dates

Applications for the scholarships usually open in November and close in February. 

Interviews for the flying scholarships are usually held in April.

Flying scholarships to be completed between May and the end of October*. 

*The 2020 scholarships completion date has been extended to May 2021 due to COVID-19 and is under constant review as the situation progresses. This is likely to impact the 2020-2021 scholarship key dates. Please follow our social media channels and website for further updates.

5-hour Flying Scholarship

In 2020, the Air League introduced a brand new 5-hour flying scholarship. This scholarship is intended for those people who are interested in flying but have had limited opportunities to do so. This scholarship will be residential and consist of 5-hours of flying over a 5-day period. You will also be provided with an understanding of what it is like to be a pilot, how you can become one either in a commercial or military setting and what training routes are available to you. Those who successfully complete the 5-hour flying scholarship are encouraged to apply for the 12-hour flying scholarship the following year.

Key Dates

Applications for the scholarships usually open in November and close in February. 

Interviews for the flying scholarships are usually held in April.

Flying scholarships to be completed between May and the end of October*. 

*The 2020 scholarships completion date has been extended to May 2021 due to COVID-19 and is under constant review as the situation progresses. This is likely to impact the 2020-2021 scholarship key dates. Please follow our social media channels and website for further updates.

Flying Bursaries
5Hr Bursary

The flying bursary programme supports advanced flying training for current Private Pilot’s Licence (PPL) holders as well as those yet to gain their licence who need assistance in finishing their training. 

Many of our bursary winners have used their bursary funds towards night, instrument and aerobatics ratings.

We also welcome applications from disabled pilots who are looking to gain additional flying experience.

The annual bursary programme opens for applications in January of each year. Due to COVID-19, there may be delays in the programme launch in 2021. Keep following us on social media and through our website for further updates.

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