Air League 2017 scholarships announced

The Air League has opened applications for its 2017 flying scholarships, which offer the chance to win hours towards a Private Pilot Licence, or additional flying qualifications.


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 2017. The closing date for applicants is Friday 29 January 2017.

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 19 February 2017.

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.

More details on these and other forthcoming Air League scholarships will be published in FTN 333 (December 2016).

Author: Adrian Mahovics

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