For over 10 years, the RAF Association has been running its Flying Scholarship programme for the Air Cadet Organisation (ACO) and the Girls Venture Corps Air Cadets (GVCAC). In 2016, we opened up the scheme to include members of the Air Scouts/ Air Explorer Scouts.
The Flying Scholarship award is presented each year as a thank you to members of the ACO (which includes the Air Training Corps and the Combined Cadet Force), GVCAC and Air Scouts/Air Explorer Scouts for their continuous support to the RAF Association.
Winning candidates are rewarded with a course of 35 hours flight training in a light aircraft, and the course covers all or part of the tuition needed to obtain a National Private Pilot Licence (NPPL). Five runners-up receive 12 hours training each.
The 2017 scheme is now closed.
The Application Form and Terms and conditions can be found here:
If further information is required then please contact Molly Henson on 0116 268 8762 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
“I would recommend this scholarship to anyone who has an ambition to be a pilot or just has an interest in aviation.”
“The 12-hour scholarship awarded to me by the Royal Air Forces Association was a truly amazing experience. I made a lot of unforgettable memories, and met a brilliant bunch of people.”
“I feel extremely lucky to have been awarded this prestigious award and I am fully aware of the advantages it will give towards my eventual goal of becoming a Royal Air Force pilot.”
“I would strongly encourage all fellow Air Cadets to apply for this amazing chance to learn to fly. This has been the best experiences I have ever been fortunate enough to have had and I am sure that it will be invaluable for the future.”