Previous Scholarship Winners

Janine Lythe from Northampton completed her PPL(H) training in 2016 under the instruction of fellow scholarship winner, Jop Dingemans. After missing the deadline that year, Janine came back in 2017 in spectacular fashion. “Janine’s exuberance, personality and natural ability to take the lead came very much to the fore” said Sarah Bowen, Head of Training.

Callum completed his PPL(H) in the R22 and was awarded the first ever Helicentre Aviation Sponsorship which will fully fund 180 hours of Callum’s flight training. “I have had a roller coaster of a ride with everything happening so quickly” says Callum. “Being awarded this sponsorship feels incredible and will allow me to follow what I have wanted to do for as long as I can remember”.

Jop relocated to Leicester from the Netherlands to embark on his journey as a pilot. After completing his PPL(H) in 2014 and CPL(H) in 2015, Jop applied for the FI(H) scholarship and was selected from four candidates for the award. Jop will start his FI course straight away and has already been offered a position as a Flight Instructor within the company as soon as he has passed his flight assessment which is scheduled for January 2016.

James completed his PPL(H) in July 2014 in just five weeks. He was selected out of 22 candidates for the award of the full cost of his hour building up to CPL(H) and his commercial modular flying course, and has already started working towards his ATPL theory with a view to qualifying as a commercial helicopter pilot before the end of 2015.

Michael Circus is from Kidderminster and started training to be a helicopter pilot in 2012. He was the first student go solo and subsequently qualify for his PPL(H) on the Cabri G2 at Helicentre Aviation Acaedmy. Michael excelled through his ATPL(H) exams and gave an excellent presentation to the scholarships panel in July 2014 which led to his scholarship award.

Morgan Whiting from Loughborough started training to be a helicopter pilot in 2009. He worked in the chemistry industry and wanted a change of career. Morgan applied for the flight instructor scholarship after completing his CPL(H) in 2012 and was one of only three applicants to apply. Following his presentation to the board he was chosen as the first FI(H) scholarship winner.