Leading Edge announces fully funded ATPL and FI course selection

Leading Edge Aviation (LEA) has announced the selection of six successful candidates for Fully Funded LEAP integrated ATPL training and Flight Instructor course.

Six successful candidates have been offered the opportunity of a Fully Funded LEAP integrated ATPL and Flight Instructor course followed by guaranteed employment with Leading Edge Aviation as a Flight Instructor.

Following on from their announcement in November 2022, LEA’s offer, worth around £115,000 per student, came amongst a flurry of similar funding opportunities by approved training organisations (ATO) throughout 2022.

The successful candidates will begin their training in April and July across Leading Edge’s HQ at Oxford and fairweather base in Alhama, Spain. After completing pilot training and gaining their Commercial Pilot Licence, the graduates will undertake Flight Instructor training and take up a salaried post within the Leading Edge Aviation Flight Instructor team for a minimum of two years.

“We would like to thank everyone who participated in the application and selection process. We received an overwhelming response, and it was a tough decision to select the six successful candidates” said Andy McFarlane CEO.  “We were impressed with the passion, dedication, and talent demonstrated by all the applicants and we hope that for those who were not successful, this has been a positive learning experience which will help them to continue towards their ambition to become a pilot.”

Watch our interview with Andy McFarlane from Pilot Careers Live London in November 2022.