Helicentre Aviation Academy has opened a two-week application window for prospective commercial helicopter pilots to apply for a £10,000 scholarship to part-fund their place on the 2021 Integrated CPL(H) (Commercial Pilot Licence - Helicopter) course with ATPL(H)/IR theoretical knowledge. The full-time, 12-month course is the only integrated rotary CPL course approved in the UK.

Despite the challenges 2020 presented, students training on the Academy's inaugural course, HC1, completed their flight training before Christmas.

Applicants for the 2021 intake have a great opportunity to enter a sector of the aviation industry which has not been significantly impacted by Covid-19. Helicopters operating in support of national resilience; offshore oil and gas, search and rescue, onshore utility, police, HEMS and professional training and testing for the crew supply chain itself, have continued flying during the pandemic, and succession planning to secure future flight crew is key in all operations.

The application window for the scholarship closes on Friday 15th January 2021.