Helicentre Aviation Academy has opened its 2019 UK EASA Professional Helicopter Pilot Scholarship Programme and is now accepting applications for the Commercial Pilot's Licence and Flight Instructor Certificate.

The Programme, now in its seventh year, was created to meet the company's growing demand for suitably qualified helicopter pilots for both Commercial Air Transport and Flight Training operations. Previous Scholarship winners have been fully or part-funded through their professional pilot training and have been given career opportunities which have led to full time employment in utility and HEMS roles as well as other sectors of the industry.

The CPL(H) scholarship is valued at £55k, covering the full cost of the ATPL(H) theory course, hour building in the Cabri G2 and Robinson R44, and the CPL(H) modular flying course. The FI(H) scholarship is worth £20k and the award includes a full time instructing position upon qualification. Applicants must submit their form by 31 December 2018 and obtain their PPL(H) with Helicentre Aviation by 30 September 2019 to be eligible to participate in the selection process.