Gliding Scholarship Application Criteria

gliding Scholarship Application Criteria

To qualify for a gliding scholarship, you must:

  • Be a permanent UK resident.

  • Be above the age of 14 on the 1st of June 2024 (Gliding to Solo Scholars must be 16 on the 1st of June 2024.) There is no upper age limit.

  • Not hold a LAPL, NPPL, PPL, MPL, CPL or ATPL.

  • Be able to meet the BGA medical requirements (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 close at 11:59pm on Sunday the 7th of April 2024. 


  • You will be notified by TBC whether your application has been successful.

  • SLMG and Pilot Development Scholarships will be undertaken at your designated club at your own pace and must be completed by the 31st of October 2024.

  • Gliding to Solo scholarships will be undertaken at London Gliding Club on a residential basis over a two week period in August 2024.

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

  • 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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