2022 Flying Scholarship Application Criteria

2022 Flying Scholarship Application Criteria

To qualify for a flying scholarship, you must:

  • Be a permanent UK resident.

  • Be above the age of 16 on the 1st May 2022. There is no upper age limit.

  • Not hold a LAPL, NPPL, PPL, MPL, CPL or ATPL with a Single-Engine Piston Aircraft Rating (SEP). 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)
  • Be able to meet the minimum requirements for English language proficiency required by the CAA (ICAO Level 4). (further information can be found here)

  • Be a member of The Air League.

Application Process:

  • Applications must be submitted no later than 12pm on Sunday 15th May 2022.

  • 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 in-person assessment and interview.

  • Interviews will take place from Monday 23rd May until Wednesday 1st June at the following locations: British Airways Waterside Headquarters (Near Heathrow Airport) Tayside Aviation (Dundee, Scotland) Virtually (Via Microsoft Teams).



  • You will be notified by Friday 10th June 2022 whether your application has been successful.

  • 3 and 5-hour scholarship courses will take place residentially on pre-selected dates in July and August 2022. 12-hour scholarships can be flown residentially on pre-selected dates or at recipients own pace. You will be notified of potential course dates at your interview.

  • Your name, approximate location (e.g., London) and named 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 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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