Helicentre Aviation Professional Pilot Training Scholarships 2017
Over the previous five years, we have had great success through the scholarship program with our winners going on to work as instructors and commercial pilots after having their professional training paid for in full. The progression continues for those pilots with routes into our larger commercial operations including aerial survey, as well as integration with future projects.
Our life changing scholarships were set up as a means to not only provide paid professional training to future pilots, but also for Helicentre Aviation to help grow new pilots who were hand picked to work as part of the company, which is always in need of an endless stream of instructors and pilots. It is in the very nature of the industry that pilots will ultimately move onwards and upwards and Helicentre Aviation is no different, creating opportunities for new budding aviators.
2016 CPL(H) scholarship winner, Luke Ofield, has already completed his commercial exams and will shortly begin hour building at our satellite base in Florida. Previous winners including 2013 FI(H) scholarship winner Morgan Whiting have continued to progress onto providing advanced instruction on CPL(H) courses, and a vast range of commercial work from pleasure flying and private charter to low level pipeline survey operations.
Only 19 applications came in for the 2016 commercial pilot scholarship and even less the previous year. Compared to the thousands of applications going to large airlines every year for cadetships, these are minimal considering the value of the scholarship award. Additionally we have never received more than four applications for the flying instructor scholarship which provides an immediate route into full time work and is the most valuable licensing add-on you can get in terms of the career opportunities it creates.
The CPL(H) scholarship is worth more than £50,000 and is the only scholarship of its kind, providing full funding for the commercial ground school, all required hour building, and the commercial modular flying course. In order to qualify for this scholarship, you need to have completed your Private Pilot Licence with us at Helicentre Aviation in Leicester and submit a fully completed application form by the 30th of September 2017. Application forms are available to download at http://www.helicopterscholarships.com/downloads/2017-CPL-Scholarship-Application-Form.pdf
The FI(H) scholarship covers the cost of the flying instructor course which is worth around £19,000. 100% of the flight instructors completing our EASA approved FI(H) course have landed their first instructing position immediately after completing the course. We are constantly recruiting new instructors, and this was our initial motivation for creating the program in the first place. In order to qualify for this scholarship, you need to have completed your CPL(H) course with us at Helicentre Aviation in Leicester and submit your fully completed application by the 30th of September 2017.
Application forms are available to download at http://www.helicopterscholarships.com/downloads/2017-FI-Scholarship-Application-Form.pdf
For more information, please visit our dedicated website www.helicopterscholarships.com or call us on 0116 259 0186. We cannot recommend highly enough booking in your training as early as possible to make sure that you meet the deadline - we do tend to get fully booked in the summer months and places are offered on a first come first served basis. We wish every applicant the best of luck!
2014 CPL(H) scholarship winner James Geary. He’s now flying commercially for Helicentre having got all his professional training paid for
Morgan Whiting, Helicentre FI(H) scholarship winner who has been instructing for three years and is now employed full time teaching commercial courses and flying utility and aerial survey