CTC Aviation has partnered with Air League, the British Gliding Association and Lasham Gliding club to help aspiring young pilots into a career in aviation. The joint initiative 'iFly' will use the sport of gliding to not only help young people into the air sooner, but also to give their CV a real boost when it comes to applying for a pilot training programme in the future.

Many young pilots want to fly for their own pleasure before they embark upon an airline pilot career programme, but often find it difficult to fund their passion. The iFly programme will enable successful applicants to gain valuable experience in terms of flying and theory designed to help them in their future airline pilot career endeavours.

iFly are enabling 10 exceptional candidates aged between 16 and 18, determined to pursue their dream airline career, to gain valuable flying and theory experience which - in turn - will equip them for a future career as an airline pilot. The Air League will sponsor up to 10 £200 bursaries to get successful applicants started on a gliding programme that will include a number of seminars and career events across the year.

Applications are now open and will close on 31 April 2016. Full details of the programme, including entry criteria can be found at ifly-gb.com