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Six flying scholarships available for women

September 30, 2015

Six scholarships are available from the British Women Pilots’ Association (BWPA) this year as the organisation celebrates its Diamond Jubilee.

The first four awards, worth £500 each, are available for four different aviation activities, which are Flying Aeroplanes, Gliding, Microlight Flying and Ballooning. An award of £500 is available for each scholarship to the female pilot who, in the opinion of the selection panel, shows the most promise for their future flying.

The application form for the Flying Aeroplanes Scholarship is now available on the BWPA website (link below). This is for either Ab Initio training for a PPL or equivalent, or for completing further training, for example for a night rating or IMC.

Application for the scholarships for Gliding, Microlight Flying and Ballooning are via the relevant organisation: the British Gliding Association (BGA), British Microlight Aircraft Association (BMAA), or British Balloon and Airship Club (BBAC). Details and an application form can be found on their websites.

The other two scholarships are:

1 The BWPA CATS CPL/ATPL Scholarship is for those with at least a PPL(A) or (H), who wish to study for a CPL or ATPL, and is for the ground school element of one of these courses, kindly donated by CATS Aviation Training, Luton.

2 The BWPA Saul-Pooley IRI Scholarship is for a qualified flying instructor who wishes to become an Instrument Rating Instructor (IRI). This is donated by Dorothy Saul-Pooley of Pooleys Flying Instructor School at Shoreham Airport.

Use the Aeroplane Flying Scholarship Application Form on the BWPA Website to apply for these two commercial courses.

The deadlines for applications are coming up! Applications for the Gliding Scholarship must be received by 24 October 2015. Applications for the other five scholarships must be received by 31 October 2015. Don’t be late!


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