2019 Air League Gliding to Solo Scheme
Dec11

2019 Air League Gliding to Solo Scheme

The Gliding to Solo scheme, sponsored by Boeing UK and delivered by the Air League, has the aim of taking its students from having no prior flying experience to reaching solo level in a glider. The Air League said: “This year, we are unbelievably proud of all nine students from three inner city schools for completing the two week residential programme at London Gliding Club. Students were presented with certificates from Boeing UK, in...

Read More
Applications invited for Nick Davidson Memorial Flying Scholarship
Dec07

Applications invited for Nick Davidson Memorial Flying Scholarship

There are only a few weeks remaining to apply for the 2020 Nick Davidson Memorial Flying Scholarship (NDMFS), sponsored by London Biggin Hill Airport. The scheme provides young people from the ages of 16 to 25 with a flying package worth £13,000, helping them to train towards their Private Pilot Licence (PPL) standard. Scholars receive 45 hours of flight instruction with EFG Flying School, ground school coaching and examinations....

Read More
Air League Flying Scholarship Student Reaches First Solo
Dec03

Air League Flying Scholarship Student Reaches First Solo

Harry Lundberg, winner of the 2019 Sir James Martin Flying Scholarship, has described the feeling of achieving his first solo flight: “The experience of going solo was exactly how I had heard it described before, and was exactly how I dreamt it would be- exhilarating. There isn’t a lot of time during the solo to really let your feelings sink in, however, I remember vividly the rush I got once I had received my take-off clearance and...

Read More
Budding Pilots Take to the Skies Thanks to RAF Charity
Oct31

Budding Pilots Take to the Skies Thanks to RAF Charity

A group of 11 RAF Air Cadets from around the UK will be taking to the skies this summer, after winning Flying Scholarships from a national military charity. Ten of the teenagers were awarded 12 hours of flying lessons, with the eleventh receiving 35 hours, for their commitment to the work of Royal Air Forces Association which supports the RAF family. They were each presented with their scholarships at the RAF Association’s annual...

Read More
British Women Pilots’ Association announces seven scholarships for 2019
May19

British Women Pilots’ Association announces seven scholarships for 2019

The British Women Pilots’ Association (BWPA) has launched its 2019 scholarships for female pilots. This year there are seven scholarships available: • BWPA Flying Start (£1000) for new, inexperienced pilots to gain their first qualifications. • BWPA Flying High (£1000) for licensed pilots who wish to gain further qualifications, take part in significant competitions, or undertake other suitable activities to help them further their...

Read More
Helicentre Aviation awards fifteen professional scholarships
May16

Helicentre Aviation awards fifteen professional scholarships

Helicentre Aviation Academy has announced the winners of its 2018 Professional Helicopter Pilot Scholarship Programme. Tom Oliver from Sheffield received the Commercial Pilot Scholarship award worth £50,000 (GBP), and Sam Turner from London, the Flight Instructor Scholarship worth £20,000 (GBP). In addition, thirteen of the academy’s trainee helicopter pilots have received part-funded scholarships towards their Commercial Pilot and...

Read More