Coinciding with the RAF centenary year, eight air-minded youths will be awarded flight training including the 100th recipient of the Flying Scholarship. However, cadets’ keen to apply must hurry, the closing date for all entries is 31 January 2018.
Through the scholarship programme, air cadets are given the opportunity to take to the skies, with two air cadets’ awarded 35 hours flight training in a light aircraft. Six runners-up will each receive 12 hours.
Scholarships are offered as a thank you to members of the RAF Air Cadets who raise funds for the charity. The programme makes quite an impact on the talented recipients, who cover many air miles during their training, including flying to France.
Speaking of his flying scholarship experience, 2017 runner-up, Cadet Sergeant Karol Kubik from 43F (Morden & Mitcham) Squadron said:
“It’s definitely the pinnacle of anyone’s air cadet career. It’s a fantastic opportunity and I’m very grateful.”
“The beauty of organisations like the RAF Air Cadets and the RAF Association is that they don’t discriminate. Where you live, where you’re from, as long as you have the motivation and work hard, you’ll go far.”
Scholarships are open to all members of the RAF Air Cadets, Combined Cadet Force (RAF), Girls Venture Corps Air Cadets and Air Explorer Scouts.
To apply for a scholarship, which is worth £7,905 (35 hours) and £2,404 (12 hours), click below and download an application form.
For full terms and conditions please click below.