Flying Scholarship Application Criteria

Flying Scholarship Application Criteria

To qualify for a flying scholarship, you must:

  • Be a permanent UK resident.

  • Be at least 16 years of age on the 1st of June 2024. There is no upper age limit.

  • Not hold a LAPL, NPPL, PPL, MPL, CPL or ATPL. Those who have already started training for a LAPL, NPPL or PPL may use the scholarship towards its completion.

  • Be able to meet the requirements for a Class 2 medical (further information can be found here).

Application Process:

  • Applications close at 11:59pm on Sunday the 31st of March 2024.

  • The application process is split into two stages. The first stage is an assessment of your application by two independent members of the scholarship selection committee. If you are successful in the first stage, you will be invited to a second stage interview.

  • Interviews will take place in person or virtually at British Airways Waterside in late April/early May.


  • You will be notified by early June 2024 of the final outcome of your application. 

  • Residential scholarships will take place on mutually agreed dates between July and October 2024. You will be notified of potential course dates at your interview. All scholarships, other than PPL awards, must be completed by the 31st of October 2024. 

  • Your name and scholarship awarded will be announced publicly by the Air League.

  • Medical certification fees are not included in the scholarship award.

  • You can apply for as many different types of Air League scholarships (flying, gliding, drone or engineering) as you like. However, please note, you will likely not be awarded more than one scholarship or bursary per year. The selection panel reserve the right to choose the most appropriate scholarship or bursary where more than one successful application has been made.


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