Helicentre Aviation Academy has opened its 2019 UK EASA Professional Helicopter Pilot Scholarship Programme and is now accepting applications for the Commercial Pilot’s Licence and Flight Instructor Certificate.
Helicentre’s scholarships are now in their seventh year. Previous winners have been fully or part-funded through professional pilot training leading to full-time employment in utility and HEMS roles as well as other sectors of the industry.
Captain Sarah Bowen, Head of Training at Helicentre, explained how the scholarships have helped with the company’s pilot selection process.
“We are constantly recruiting flight instructors because pilots gain experience and move up so quickly.
“Our scholarship programme has allowed us to identify and invest in stand-out individuals, fast-tracking them through training and into their first job.”
The CPL(H) Scholarship is valued at £55k, covering the full cost of the ATPL(H) theory course, hour building in the Cabri G2 and Robinson R44, and the CPL(H) modular flying course.
The FI(H) Scholarship is worth £20k and the award includes a full-time instructing position upon qualification.
Applicants must submit their form by 31 December 2018 and obtain their PPL(H) with Helicentre Aviation by 30 September 2019 to be eligible to participate in the selection process.