Air League Trust Gliding Scholarship – Application Now Open for British Airways Gliding to Solo Scholarships

Location: UK – London Heathrow

Scholarship Dates: 6th – 17th August 2018

Closing Date: Wednesday 4th April 2018

British Airways works in partnership with The Air League Trust to provide gliding scholarships to young people in our local communities.


Our scholarships aim to give students the opportunity to kick start their flying career. The scholarship involves several steps, all designed to gives students an insight to flying, the recruitment processes used by British Airways and ultimately the chance to pilot a glider solo.

British Airways is the largest airline in the United Kingdom based on fleet size, or the second largest, behind easyJet, when measured by passengers carried. The airline is based in Waterside near its main hub at London Heathrow Airport.

This unique two-week training scholarship includes:
  • All your flying fees which equates to approximately 35-40 flights
  • Membership fees for the gliding club
  • Travel to and from the scholarship location
  • Accommodation for the duration of the scholarship
  • Food allowance for the duration of the scholarship
  • The Air League Trust membership for a year. If you study hard throughout your scholarship and the weather is kind, you should reach solo standard within this course. Your Air League membership then opens up the opportunity to get involved in numerous aviation activities to help you develop your career path including the opportunity to apply for a further scholarship or bursary. All students who are successful in being selected for the scholarship will also be offered a work experience placement within British Airways.

Who can apply
The Gliding to Solo Scholarship is aimed at full time students in our local communities either at school or college
To apply, you must:
  • Have a valid passport
  • Be in aged 16 or above
  • Attend a school or college based in one our local community as outlined.

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