The Honourable Company of Air Pilots Gliding Scholarships are residential and are offered to people over the age of 16. The successful candidates will have 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. Candidates called for interview will be informed of the available dates and asked to confirm their preference at that time.
These scholarships are flown at designated Youth Gliding Centres in the UK and are designed to support the BGA Junior Gliding movement which caters for those aged 25 or under.
Closing date for applications is Tuesday 6th February 2024 at 12 noon.
Candidates called for interview will be informed of the available dates and asked to confirm their preference at that time. Courses will take place during the 2024 School Summer Holidays (July and/or Aug). Candidates called for interview will be able to discuss their availability, however, successful candidates may have to accept and commit to a course which is not their preferred option.
Terms and Conditions:
The aim of the Scholarship is to assist the successful individual, who might otherwise not have the necessary resources to have the chance to experience gliding, either on a week-long residential course, or at a local gliding club on a lesson by lesson basis. The Scholarship will cover direct training costs and residential accommodation; travel expenses to and from the training centre will be the responsibility of the Scholarship winner.
You must be able to satisfy the NPPL medical requirement (click here for information)
– You must be aged at least 16 on 1 July 2024
– Height and Weight restriction: candidates must be under 6’ 4” and under 16st 4lb (103.5kg)
– Please indicate if you require any reasonable adjustments as part of your application process
– If you are invited to attend an interview, do you require any assistance or adjustments?
Candidates who are short-listed for consideration for the scholarship are required to attend an interview on either 16 or 17 April 2024. Travel expenses are the responsibility of the candidate and alternative interview dates cannot be arranged.
Successful candidates will be made a conditional offer which will be subject to confirmation once all pre-requisite and contractual details have been acknowledged as satisfied.
Your application must be completed in handwriting, scanned to a two page pdf document no bigger than 3mb and sent by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. All applications received are acknowledged by email. If you do not receive an acknowledgement by email, you should assume that your application has not been received and should resubmit your application. You are, of course, welcome to telephone the office to check. Applications not meeting any of the requirements above will be disregarded.