Six fully funded pilot and instructor training courses are being launched by Leading Edge Aviation (LEAL) at Pilot Careers Live London today (Saturday, 5 November 2022).
Six successful candidates will secure a completely funded place on the Leading Edge Aviation LEAP course. 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.
LEAL says the concept of employing the very highest calibre graduates as Flight Instructors is a well-recognised strategy amongst air forces and commercial airlines worldwide.
For each of the six successful candidates, this is worth in excess of £115,000 in training fees plus the guarantee of employment. This unique opportunity is a huge investment by Leading Edge and demonstrates the Oxford company’s commitment.
Chief Executive Officer of Leading Edge Aviation, Andy McFarlane, said, “We have long recognised that many potential students with the aptitude and attitude to become excellent pilots simply do not have the opportunity to do so, due to the cost of pilot training. This coupled with the industry’s need to continue to employ the highest calibre Flight Instructors lead us to create this new initiative.
“This is a fantastic professional development opportunity in which we are able to offer fully funded professional pilot training to exceptional individuals with the passion, drive and skills to learn to fly, and then take it one step further by giving them a real flying start to their career in inspiring the next generation.”
Full details of the Leading Edge Aviation Fully Funded LEAP and Flight Instructor Programme and the application process will be revealed at Pilot Careers Live in London and on the company website.
Update (5 December 2022): This offer has now closed. No more applications for the six funded places are being accepted.