The Air League will open applications for its 2018 flying scholarships, which give Scholars the chance to gain hours towards a PPL, or additional flying qualifications.
Over the past decade, scholarships worth more than £2 million have been allocated to young people across the UK. The Air League looks for individuals that have a flair and passion for aviation, and determination to succeed. In 2018, the Air League Trust is offering the following opportunities in aviation and aerospace to young men and women who are permanent residents in the UK. The competition for flying scholarships opened on 4 November, with representatives from the Air League on hand at Pilot Careers Live London to explain more about the application process and the type of flying on offer.
Flying scholarships offer the chance to learn to fly through the award of 12 flying hours in light aircraft, to be put towards the achievement of a Light Aircraft Pilots Licence (LAPL) or completion of a PPL(A). The majority of scholarships will be on a residential basis at selected UK flying schools. Applicants must be aged between 18 and 26 on 1 April 2018. The closing date for applicants is Friday 26 January 2018.
Flying bursaries provide 3-5 hours of advanced flight training in single-engine piston aeroplanes to assist licensed pilots to gain additional flying qualifications or renew a rating. There are no age limits. The closing date is Friday 16 February 2018.
There are also engineering scholarships, which provide placements in the UK industry for one or two weeks for young people considering careers as aerospace engineers, and gliding scholarships, which offer solo glider pilot awards of up to £300 to gain flying experience and new qualifications.
Applications go live in conjunction with The Air League’s attendance at Aerospace Careers Zone and Pilot Careers Live that will take place at the Sofitel Hotel, Terminal 5, London Heathrow on Saturday, 4 November 2017. One ticket gives admission to both events. Aerospace Careers Zone will showcase the many different careers available in the booming aerospace sector. These include air traffic control, airport operations, engineers, maintenance providers and flight operations. Aerospace Careers Zone will provide the perfect environment for the aerospace industry to engage with the next generation of talented industry professionals.
The exhibition will be aimed at candidates who are seeking career inspiration and information about the opportunities within the aerospace industry. Aerospace Careers Zone will also engage with accompanying parents and guardians, who are also keen to understand the career opportunities. The Air League and our volunteers will be on hand to give our impartial advise.