Aeronautical livery company announces scholarships for Private Pilot License, Gliding and Instructor Rating.

The Honourable Company of Air Pilots (HCAP) has announced that in 2017 it will award an undisclosed number of flying scholarships. Applications are invited through the HCAP website, here.

In 2017, three types of scholarships are available:

PPL Scholarship

Providing up to 45 hours of flying, 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. Applicants must be 17 or older on the 1st of June in the application year

Gliding Scholarship

These scholarships will 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. Applicants must be 16 or older on the 1st of June in the application year.

Flight Instructor Certificate Scholarship

The Flight Instructor Certificate Scholarship award covers all direct training and examination costs for the successful candidate as they achieve their Fixed Wing Flying Instructor Certificate. The application form contains eligibility criteria for this scheme.

The HCAP was established (as a Guild in 1929) in order to represent pilot and navigator interests within all areas of aviation.  The majority of its members are, or have been, professional licence holders, operating aircraft in the airlines, corporate aviation and all branches of Her Majesty’s armed forces.

The Company’s flying scholarships provide a unique opportunity for people who would like to become pilots or to further their qualifications as pilots. They do not need to be members or affiliates of the Company.