The Honourable Company of Air Pilots is now taking applications for its bursary scheme for the continued professional development of flight instructors. Funds are available for existing instructors who wish to gain additional instructing qualifications or to revalidate/renew existing ratings. The bursaries aim to support those who might otherwise not be able to afford to pay for the necessary training or renewal costs.
There are no set figures for the funding and the company aims to assist as many instructors as possible within the limits of its available budget. All applications are based on merit and are considered by a panel of experienced instructors who are members of the company. It is not necessary to join the Air Pilots in order to apply. Applications should apply using an electronic form which can be found on the Air Pilots website.
The Honourable Company of AirPilots is the largest of the London livery companies and has been in existence since 1929, originally as the Guild of Air Pilots and Navigators. It is a philanthropic organisation with global reach and has the aim of supporting pilots at all levels.