Aerobility’s Junior Aspiring Pilots Programme open for applications

Aerobility have opened applications for their upcoming Junior Aspiring Pilots Programme, a four-part course designed to offer disabled individuals between the ages of 12-18 “a fascinating and exciting introduction to aviation”.

By teaching aviation related topics in a group environment, the Junior Aspiring Pilots Programme aims to build confidence as well as develop transferrable skills such as problem solving and team work,” explain Aerobility; a charity who support nearly 1000 disabled people every year “with access to the magic and wonder of flight”.

During the course, participants will learn about a variety of aviation-specific topics such as the “principles of flight, how to talk over a radio, what airfields need to be safe and how to navigate [an] aircraft through the skies”. This ground school element will be split into four mandatory sessions, with the cohort divided between two groups.

Aspiring aviators will also have the opportunity to translate this theory into reality through “multiple flights” at the controls of an Aerobility aircraft, flying from the charity’s headquarters at Blackbushe Airport, Hampshire.

Places are fully-funded thanks to the support of BBC Children In Need and the course is suitable for young people with “mild to moderate learning or physical disabilities”.

Application forms must be received by 13 March 2023, and ground school sessions will commence at the beginning of April.

More information can be found here, and any queries can be directed to Harvey Matthewson at [email protected]

Author: FTN Editor

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