Helicentre Aviation Academy has opened a two-week application window to apply for a £10,000 scholarship to part-fund a place on its 2021 Integrated CPL(H) course with ATPL(H)/IR TK (Theoretical Knowledge).
The full-time, 12-month course is a fast-track route to becoming a professional helicopter pilot, and is the only integrated rotary CPL course approved in the UK.
Students training on Helicentre’s 2020 inaugural course, HC1, completed their flight training before Christmas.
Student pilot Rory Auskerry said, “The course was perfect for me as I was able to throw myself into the flying and theoretical knowledge training as if it were a full-time job. It meant getting through the course in the shortest time possible, with the greatest chance of success.”
The class attained an average 90% pass mark for the ATPL(H)/IR theoretical exams.
“We’re really proud of the students who have all worked exceptionally hard in these unprecedented times,” said Captain Sarah Bowen, Head of Training.
“To remain focused and motivated, and maintain such high standards despite the transition to virtual learning is a fantastic achievement.”
Helicopter flying has continud during the Covid pandemic, operating in fields such as offshore oil and gas, search and rescue, onshore utility, police, HEMS and professional training and testing for the crew supply chain itself.
The application window for the scholarship closes on Friday 15 January 2021. The form must be completed online at www.flyheli.co.uk/HC2.
No prior helicopter experience is necessary, however some fixed-wing, or other aviation experience may be beneficial to support your application.
Applicants must be able to obtain a Class One medical, pass selection, and cover the rest of their course fees, but will be notified of whether they have been successful in obtaining the scholarship prior to accepting a place on the course.