PSST! Know anyone who’s really keen to learn to fly but can’t afford the lessons and who’s prepared to go for it this coming summer? There’s a full scholarship for a PPL(A) available from the Honourable Company of Air Pilots – and applications have just opened.
The HCAP scholarship provides up to 45 hours of flight training. Applicants can have some experience already or none at all.
“The scholarships are awarded entirely on merit as evidenced on the completed application form and as assessed by a selection committee,” said HCAP.
Candidates must be 17 or over on 1 June 2021 and the course must be completed by 5 October. Full details and application form are here.
The 2019 winners of the HCAP scholarships are here: https://www.airpilots.org/scholarships-career-and-aviation/flying-scholarships/flying-scholarship-winners-2019/
HCAP is also offering two other scholarships, one for gliding and the other for a Flight Instructor course.
The gliding scholarships are offered to people over the age of 16. The 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. Full details here.
The Flight Instructor Certificate Scholarship covers all direct training and examination costs for the successful candidate as they achieve their Fixed Wing Flying Instructor Certificate. Training must be completed during the summer before the first week of October.
Candidates must hold a valid EASA PPL(A), CPL(A) or ATPL(A) licence including a valid SEP class rating, and have completed at least 200 hours of flight time, and have met the requirements for CPL theoretical knowledge. Full details here.
HCAP call for nominations
Every year, the Honourable Company of Air Pilots presents aviation industry awards to mark achievement and excellence within the industry.
Nominations are now open from anyone in the industry. They should take the form of a written citation of around 500 words, to reach the Company office (email@example.com) by 31 May 2021.
The Company also awards Master Air Pilot, Master Air Navigator and Master Rearcrew Certificates throughout the year in recognition of long and distinguished professional aircrew achievement.