Helicentre Aviation Academy has extended the deadline of its 2020 Professional Helicopter Pilot Scholarship Programme. Applicants now have until 31st December 2020 to apply for the scholarships which include a fully-funded modular Commercial Pilot’s Licence, a Flight Instructor Course, and a number of part-funded sponsorships worth over £150,000 in total. The programme is open to all Helicentre Aviation students who obtain their PPL(H) at the Academy before the deadline.

The scholarship programme is now in its eighth year and was originally designed to meet the company's ongoing requirement for suitably qualified flight crew, training and developing them in-house for Commercial Air Transport and Flight Training roles, but it quickly formed part of the natural crew supply chain to industry, with previous scholarship winners moving into Oil and Gas, HEMS, and other onshore roles.

Since the programme began in 2012, the company has awarded in excess of £750k worth of professional training to successful applicants, creating life-changing career opportunities for new pilots.