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The Honourable Company of Air Pilots logo

The Honourable Company of Air Pilots, formerly known as the Guild of Air Pilots and Air Navigators, is a prestigious Livery Company in the City of London. Established in 1929, it became a Livery Company in 1956 and was granted Honourable status by Queen Elizabeth II in 2014.


The objectives of the Company include promoting air safety, maintaining a liaison with authorities related to pilot training and legislation, providing advice and consultation, enhancing the status of pilots and navigators, and offering assistance to those in need through the Benevolent Fund.

One of the initiatives of the Company is the Private Pilots Scholarship. This scholarship covers all aspects of training leading up to the issuance of a private pilot license (PPL). It offers up to 45 hours of flying training and is awarded based on merit. Candidates must be 17 years or older and willing to dedicate a significant part of their summer to complete the training. The scholarship covers the cost of flying training and license issuance, but does not include expenses for transport, accommodation, or subsistence.


If you are interested in applying for the scholarship, you must demonstrate a serious ambition and ability to pursue a career in aviation, be available to complete the training during the summer, have educational achievements and knowledge in relevant subjects, meet the medical requirements for a Class 2 Medical Certificate, and be at least 17 years old. Overseas applicants must also have the necessary travel documents to reside in the UK during the training period.

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