The Honourable Company of Air Pilots incorporating Air Navigators

Flying Scholarships 2020

 

Notice to all 2020 Scholarship Applicants

In view of recent safe-keeping recommendations from the Government, it is deemed sensible to put the Scholarship application process on hold for the time being.  We will delay the rest of the selection process; notifying candidates of their application status and interview dates later in the spring or when we are sure it is safe to do so.  At this time we have no answers as to when that will be, hopefully things will become clearer in the next month or so.  Please do not call the office seeking updates, as we will have no answers to give.  We will post information on this page as and when we have it.

 

 

Private Pilot's Licence Scholarship 2020

applications are now closed and candidates will next hear from us when we are sure it is safe for interviews to go ahead.

These scholarships cover all aspects of training up to licence issue for a candidate who is prepared to dedicate a considerable part of the summer to gaining their PPL.  Providing up to 45 hours of flying training, these scholarships can take a candidate with little or no experience to completion of their flying licence during the course of the summer; alternatively they can "finish off" someone who is already partially trained.  The scholarships are awarded entirely on merit as evidenced on the completed application form and as assessed by a selection committee appointed by the Company.  Candidates must be 17 or over on 1 June 2020 and the course must be completed by 1st October.

Applications are welcome from candidates world wide.  International candidates should be aware that, if called to interview, the candidate must make their own arrangements to attend interview in person in London.  Training must be take place at a UK flying school.  All candidates should be aware that the scholarships only cover the cost of flying training and licence issue; no provision is made for transport, accommodation, subsistence etc.

Terms and Conditions:

The aim of the Scholarship Programme is to assist the successful individual, who might otherwise not have the necessary resources, to achieve their Licence.  The Scholarship covers only direct training and examination costs.  The costs of obtaining the Class 2 Medical Certificate and any associated travel, subsistence and accommodation expenses are the responsibility of the Scholarship winner.

The criteria for successful applications includes:
•    your ability to demonstrate a serious ambition and ability to pursue an aviation related career
•    your availability to undertake and complete the Scholarship during summer 2020
•    your educational achievements, demonstrable knowledge and/or experience in science, mathematics or other aviation related subjects
•    you must be able to satisfy the relevant medical standard to enable issue of a Class 2 Medical Certificate issued in the UK in accordance with Part Med
•    you must be aged at least 17 on 1 June 2020

The Company will expect training to be carried out at a Flying School approved by the Company; to be commenced during June 2020 and to be completed by 1st October 2020.  For successful candidates at interview, details of awards, along with the full terms and conditions will be sent for formal acceptance in due course.
A Selection Committee appointed by the Company makes the awards.  Candidates who are short-listed for the PPL Scholarships are required to attend an interview in London on either the 23rd or 24th April 2020.  The scholarship funding does not cover the cost of travelling to London for interview or travel costs during training.  Alternative interview dates cannot be arranged. The interview process includes short tests to help ascertain aptitude and ability.

Successful candidates will be made a conditional offer which will be subject to confirmation once all pre-requisite and contractual details have been acknowledged as satisfied.

Potential candidates for a PPL scholarship might be interested to view the following report:  

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=50&v=nDprhJ_dSps


Gliding Scholarship 2020

applications are now closed and candidates will next hear from us when we are sure it is safe for interviews to go ahead.

Gliding scholarships are provided directly by the Honourable Company and also through funding from the Air Pilots' Flying Club and the Air Pilots Benevolent Fund and various private and commercial sponsors.  As these scholarships will be residential, they are offered to people over the age of 16 and give the successful candidates the opportunity to fly on a one week residential course at a youth approved British Gliding Association centre.  This course could take a candidate to first solo.  Candidates called for interview will be informed of the available dates and asked to confirm their preference at that time.

Terms and Conditions:

The aim of the Scholarship is to assist the successful individual, who might otherwise not have the necessary resources to have the chance to experience gliding, either on a week-long residential course, or at a local gliding club on a lesson by lesson basis.  The Scholarship will cover direct training costs; travel expenses to and from the training centre will be the responsibility of the Scholarship winner.

A Selection Committee appointed by the Company makes the awards.  Candidates who are short-listed for consideration for the scholarship are required to attend an interview in London on either the 14th or 15th April 2020. The scholarship funding does not cover the cost of travelling to London for interview or travel costs during training.  Alternative interview dates cannot be arranged.

The training will be carried out at an approved BGA Junior Gliding Centre as part of a one-week residential course. Courses will take place during the 2020 School Summer Holidays (July and/or Aug).  All the exact dates and locations are yet to be confirmed.  Candidates called for interview will be able to discuss their availability, however, successful candidates may have to accept and commit to a course which is not their preferred option.

•    You must be able to satisfy the current CAA medical requirement for flying a glider (further details on request)
•    You must be aged at least 16 on 1 July 2020
•    Height and Weight restriction:  candidates must be under 6’ 4” and under 16st 4lb (103.5kg)

Successful candidates will be made a conditional offer which will be subject to confirmation once all pre-requisite and contractual details have been acknowledged as satisfied.

please note:  Your application must be completed in handwriting, scanned to a multipage pdf document and sent by email to gliding@airpilots.org.  All applications received are acknowledged by email.  If you do not receive an acknowledgement by email, you should assume that your applicaton has not been received and should resubmit your application.  You are, of course, welcome to telephone the office to check.  Applications received as single page documents, as photographs, or in any other form will be disregarded.



Flight Instructor Certificate Scholarship 2020

applications are now closed and candidates will next hear from us when we are sure it is safe for interviews to go ahead.

The Flight Instructor Certificate Scholarship award covers all direct training and examination costs for the successful candidate as they achieve their Fixed Wing Flying Instructor Certificate.  Training must be completed during the summer before the first week of October.

Terms and Conditions:

The aim of the Scholarship Programme is to assist the successful individual, who might otherwise not have the necessary resources, to achieve their Certificate.  The Scholarship covers only direct training and examination costs. The costs of obtaining the required Medical Certificate, and any associated travel, subsistence, and accommodation expenses are the responsibility of the Scholarship winner.

The criteria for successful applications include:
•    your ability to demonstrate a serious ambition to become a Flying Instructor.
•    your availability to undertake and complete the training award during summer 2020.
•    you must be able to satisfy the relevant EASA medical standard to enable the issue of the appropriate licence and any relevant EASA and Company pre course entry requirements.

The Company will expect training to be carried out at an EASA Approved Training Organisation (based in the UK) which is also approved by the Honourable Company.  Arrangements are to be in place by mid-June and training and testing is to be completed by 1 October 2020.

The awards are made by a Selection Committee appointed by The Company.  Candidates who are short listed for the Flight Instructor Certificate Scholarships are required to attend at their own expense for an interview on 6th May 2020 in London, when the candidate must be prepared to give evidence that they fully meet the minimum criteria for the award as stated below:

Candidates must meet the following PRE-ENTRY REQUIREMENTS on the date of interview:

(a)    Hold a valid EASA PPL(A), CPL(A) or ATPL(A) licence including a valid SEP class rating.
(b)    Have completed at least 200 hours of flight time of which not less than 100 hours shall be pilot-in-command (PIC) if holding an ATPL(A) or CPL(A) **, or 150 hours PIC if holding a PPL(A).
        ** This requirement is additional to the EASA basic prerequisites
(c)    Have completed a VFR cross-country flight as PIC of at least 540km (300nm) in the course of which full stop landings at two different aerodromes have been made.
(d)    Have met the requirements for CPL theoretical knowledge.
(e)    Have completed at least 30 hours on single-engine piston powered aeroplanes of which at least five hours shall have been completed during the six months preceding the pre-entry flight test (see note below).
(f)    Have received at least 10 hours instrument flight instruction in the appropriate aircraft category, of which not more than five hours may be instrument ground time in a FSTD.
(g)    Have completed at least 20 hours of VFR cross-country flight in SEP class aircraft category as PIC.

Successful candidates will be made a conditional offer subject to proof of passing a specific pre-entry flight test with an FI qualified in accordance with FCL.930.FI for this purpose, based upon the proficiency check as set out in EASA Part FCL Appendix 9.   This test must be completed at candidate’s own expense before 1 June 2020.

 

please note:  Your application must be completed in handwriting, scanned to a multipage pdf document and sent by email to office@airpilots.org.  All applications received are acknowledged by email.  If you do not receive an acknowledgement by email, you should assume that your applicaton has not been received and should resubmit your application.  You are, of course, welcome to telephone the office to check.  Applications received as single page documents, as photographs, or in any other form will be disregarded.