Flying scholarships provide individuals with an opportunity to explore the career pathway options available within aviation, aerospace, and space.
Our tiered approach offers those with zero to little aviation experience an opportunity to gain skill, build an understanding and an insight into the amazing opportunities available.
The Air League can offer you unrivalled support, and looks for those with a flare to succeed and the determination to join our fantastic industries.
what do we offer?
frequently asked questions
Scholarship applications are now closed for 2023. 2024 applications will open in February 2024.
Flying scholarships are open to anyone aged 16 + who is a UK resident. Please find the full application criteria for 2024 here.
For those with disabilities please see the FAQ below.
You must be aged 16 or over on the 1st of June 2024
Flying scholarships will be undertaken at one of our approved training providers:
1. South Warwickshire Flying School (Warwick, Warwickshire)
2. ACS Flight Training (Perth, Scotland)
3. Booker Aviation (High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire)
4. Flight Training London (Watford, London)
5. Eden Flight Training (Teesside, near Middlesbrough/Newcastle)
Typically durations for flying scholarships are as follows:
3 Hour – 2 days
5 Hour – 2 to 4 days, depending on training provider chosen
12 Hour – Up to 10 days
Non-residential scholarships are conducted at your own pace.
Scholarship courses will take place between July and October 2024. PPL scholarships are flown at your own pace.
In addition to your flying hours and ground school, we provide temporary membership at your selected training provider for a year, and full board accommodation for the duration of your flying scholarship (if our approved training provider can provide this). You will also be invited to our Scholarships Awards Ceremony.
The Scholarship Selection Committee will award scholarships based several factors, for example like the impact it will have on your immediate development, as well as your medium to long-term career aspirations.
Our scholarships are open to all that meet the legal requirements listed above.
Our vision is to change lives through aviation and believe there should be no educational, financial, or social barriers for those who want to succeed.
We want to make aviation accessible to all. Regardless of your background we will support you if you have the determination, drive and passion to succeed.
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.
Yes. Interviews will take between TBC at British Airways Headquarters – Waterside, or Virtually.
Regardless of any disability you can apply for a flying scholarship. The purpose of our scholarships is to create a foundation for a young person’s career pathway into aviation and aerospace.
You will be asked to provide additional details so that reasonable adjustments or further assistance can be provided as part of the selection process and the delivery of a scholarship.
We will endeavour to deliver scholarships to those with any disability, however if CAA regulations indicate flight training may not be delivered, we will attempt to provide an alternative scholarship through our other programmes and opportunities.
Unfortunately, The Air League is unable to help with travel costs.
Yes. A valid Air League membership is required to apply for scholarships and bursaries.
Yes. Please annotate on your application which programme you have participated in.
We support individuals through our scholarships and bursaries. We are unfortunately unable to provide further ad hoc assistance towards your flying training.
No. The flying scholarships are intended for those yet to achieve a PPL.
Although this will be disappointing, we do not want you to give up. Scholarships applications far outnumber the opportunities available.
Regardless of the outcome we encourage you to get involved, volunteer, and attend the Air League’s annual programme of events that aim to help you develop as a professional within aviation and aerospace.
All applicants will also be given the opportunity to register with TalentView Aviation, a platform to find first jobs, graduate roles and other exciting opportunities, it also allows you to develop and to be seen by employers across the UK aviation industry.
Feedback is an important area in your professional development. Feedback will be given to any applicant that requests it after the application process.
career pathway options
We’ve teamed up with TalentView Aviation to ensure all our scholarship applicants continue on their career pathways within aviation and aerospace
TalentView is the place for talented individuals to find first jobs, graduate roles and other exciting opportunities and be seen by employers across the UK aviation industry