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Helicopter Scholarships 2017 – Applications Open

Helicentre Aviation Academy, based at Leicester Airport, UK have announced that for the fifth year running they are seeking enthusiastic and motivated applicants for their Professional Helicopter Pilot Scholarships, with a value of around £70,000.

If you feel this is something that may well suit you, you can register your interest and a member of their team will contact you to talk through the pre-entry requirements and invite you to visit their HQ for an informal chat.

Since 2013, Helicentre Aviation Academy has awarded scholarships to eleven pilots, the winners all benefiting from substantial financial help as well as employment opportunities.

The following scholarships are now on offer (click to read more about each):

The deadline for all applications is the 30th September 2017.

Commercial Helicopter Pilot Scholarship

Scholarship Details

The Commercial Helicopter Pilot Scholarship will be awarded to a candidate selected from applicants who complete their PPL(H) at Helicentre Aviation Academy before 30th September 2017. The scholarship winner will be awarded the CPL(H) Theoretical Knowledge course, hour building up to 155 hours total time* on the Cabri G2, Schweizer 300 or Robinson R22 (dependant on type ratings held), and the CPL(H) modular flying course.

Scholarship Value

Approximately £50,000

Application Criteria

  • A Class 1 Medical
    • A PPL(H), completed at Helicentre Aviation Academy before 30th September 2017

Selection Process

The initial selection process for the CPL(H) scholarship will be based on the information provided on your application form. Following a review of the application form by the panel, applicants will be invited to attend an interview in autumn 2017 once the application deadline has passed. Following the initial interview selected candidates will be invited to attend a further interview where a 15 minute presentation on any chosen subject must be delivered to the panel prior to the final selection being made.

* Training on the CPL(H) modular flying course will commence with 135 hours if a PPL(A) is held or 105 hours if an CPL(A) is held.

Find out more about the Commercial Helicopter Pilot Scholarship and Apply…

Helicopter Flight Instructor Scholarship

Scholarship Details

The Flight Instructor Scholarship will be awarded to a candidate selected from applicants who complete their CPL(H) modular flying course at Helicentre Aviation Academy before 30th September 2017. The scholarship winner will be awarded the FI(H) course on the Cabri G2, Schweizer 300 or Robinson R22 (dependant on type ratings held) and will be offered full time employment as a Flight Instructor on completion of training.

Scholarship Values

£18,000

Application Criteria

  • A UK Issued EASA Class 1 Medical
    • A CPL(H), completed at Helicentre Aviation Academy before 30th September 2017

Selection Process

The initial selection process for the FI(H) scholarship will be based on the information provided on your application form. Following a review of the application form by the panel, applicants will be invited to attend an interview in autumn 2017 once the application deadline has passed. Following the initial interview selected candidates will be invited to attend a further interview where a 15 minute presentation on any chosen subject must be delivered to the panel prior to the final selection being made.

Find out more about the Helicopter Flight Instructor Scholarship and Apply…

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