Honourable Company of Air Pilots PPL Scholarship Applications Close Soon

The aim of the Honourable Company of Air Pilots (HCAP) 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.

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 of the year of application and the course must be completed by the beginning of 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 taken at a UK flying school.

The criteria for successful applications include:

• Availability to undertake and complete the Scholarship during summer 2020.
• 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.
• Be aged at least 17 on 1st June 2020.

The Company will expect training to be carried out at a Flying School in the UK approved by the Company; to be commenced during June 2020 and to be completed by 1October 2020.

The closing date for applications is 20thFebruary 2020 at 12 noon. Interviews will take place in London on 23rd and 24th April 2020.

More detailed terms and conditions can be found on the Company website: www.airpilots.org/career-matters/scholarships/

Author: Rob Hall

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