Flying Scholarships 2022

Private Pilot Licence Scholarships

Closing date for applications: 2nd February 2022 at 12 noon.

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, the 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 2022.  The course must be commenced during June 2022 and completed by 29th September 2022.

All candidates should be aware that, if called to interview, they must make their own arrangements to attend interview in person in London on the 20th or 21st April 2022.  Alternative dates cannot be arranged.  Training must be take place at a UK flying school approved by the Company.  Please note that the scholarship only covers 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 2022
  • 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 2022
  • Overseas applicants must be able to show they have the appropriate passport, visa or travel documents to reside in the UK during the training period in order  for their application to be considered.

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 as a three page pdf document and saved using the format forename.surname and sent by email to ppl@airpilots.org.  All applications received are acknowledged by email.  Applications received as single page documents, not saved correctly, including the cover page, as photographs, or in any other form will be disregarded.

FIC and Gliding Scholarships 2022

the application details for these scholarship along with the criteria for application will be released in the New Year.