We’re thrilled today to announce that our deadline for applications for our 2018 Helicopter Pilot Scholarship Programme has been extended!
Applications were due to be submitted by 31st December 2017, but to encourage new talent to the helicopter industry we’ve decided to extend the deadline until 31st March 2018. Students still have until 30th September 2018 to complete the PPL(H) course with us and pass their Skill Test.
Each year, we award two full Scholarships: a Commercial Pilot (CPL(H)) Scholarship, with a value of £55k, and a Flight Instructor (FI(H)) Scholarship, worth £19k, to successful applicants.
The CPL(H) Scholarship covers the entire cost of all post-PPL(H) hour building (including the chance to fly some hours at our Winter Haven base in the Sunshine State of Florida, USA), the ATPL(H) theoretical knowledge course and the complete CPL(H) modular flying course – a total of up to 145 hours flight time in a Guimbal Cabri G2.
The FI(H) Scholarship pays for the complete 30-hour Flight Instructor course and will reward the winner with a full-time Flight Instructor position us upon completion.
Over the years our Scholarship Programme has proven to be extremely successful, providing winners with much-needed funding to complete their professional training, but it has also been the biggest single investment in the future of our industry that we as a company have made; 2018 is the sixth year we have offered such a life-changing opportunity to help budding pilots fast-track their way onto the career ladder.
So high was the standard of applications this year, we took the unprecedented step to launch a further £60,000 Scholarship fund, consisting of three part-funded Scholarships (worth £10,000 each) and £30,000 of Awards to be given to promising applicants to complete their training and further their careers.
Once these prizes have been handed out later this month, our Scholarship Programme, which is unlike any other in the country, will have awarded in excess of half-a-million-pounds in professional training since it launched in 2012.