ABOVE: A HCAP scholarship can take a candidate with little or no experience to completion of their flying licence during the summer
The deadline for the Honourable Company of Air Pilots (HCAP) 2023 Flying scholarships for a Private Pilot Licence is approaching. Launching the initiative, the Honourable Company had said: “These scholarships cover all aspects of training up to licence issue for a candidate who is prepared to dedicate a considerable part of the summer to gaining their PPL. Providing up to 45 hours of flying training, the scholarships can take a candidate with little or no experience to completion of their flying licence during the course of the summer. Alternatively, they can ‘finish off’ someone who is already partially trained. The scholarships are awarded entirely on merit, as evidenced on the completed application form, and as assessed by a selection committee appointed by the Company.”
To apply, candidates must be seventeen or over on 1 June 2023, the course must be commenced during the summer of 2023 and completed by 28 September 2023. All candidates should be aware that, if called to interview, they must make their own arrangements to attend the interview in person in London on the 3 or 4 May 2023 – alternative dates cannot be arranged.
Training must take place at a UK flying school approved by the Company. Please note that the scholarship only covers the cost of flying training and licence issue; no provision is made for transport, accommodation, and subsistence. Closing date to apply is 14 February 2023 at 12 noon.
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