HCAP 2020 Gliding Scholarships

Gliding scholarships are provided directly by the Honourable Company and through funding from the Air Pilots’ Flying Club and the Air Pilots Benevolent Fund as well as other 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.

The scholarship funding does not cover the cost of travelling to London for interview or travel costs during training.

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.
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 August).

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.

Application criteria include:
• Must be able to satisfy the current CAA medical requirement for flying a glider.
• Must be aged at least 16 on 1 July 2020.
• 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.

For more details see: www.airpilots.org/career-matters/scholarships/

Author: Rob Hall

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