With just over a week to go until the application deadline for Helicentre Aviation’s 2013 Professional Helicopter Pilot Scholarships, the training academy has announced the launch of at least two further scholarship places to be awarded in 2014.

Captain Sarah Bowen, Helicentre Aviation’s Managing Director said, “Our Scholarship Programme was born as a result of our own shortage of company helicopter pilots, particularly flight instructors. Despite receiving over a thousand registrations of interest for this year’s Scholarships, and allowing over fourteen months from the initial launch to the application deadline, we are absolutely taken aback at the small numbers of applicants. Ultimately two deserving pilots will be awarded their places this June following a series of interviews and we are very excited, not only about providing these pilots with their training and qualifications, but also their first opportunity to work in the helicopter industry as a professional pilot”.

Further details about the 2014 Scholarships will be released in May, and a series of open days will be held at Leicester Airport during the summer months for prospective candidates to attend and find out more about the new scholarships.

Meanwhile anyone who would like to be kept informed should register their interest by visiting www.flyheli.co.uk/scholarships

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