Flyability Pilot Scholarship Scheme
Flyability recognises that people with disabilities often have lower incomes and higher living costs when compared to the 'rest of society'. With this in mind and with the intention of encouraging more people with disabilities to take up our sport Flyability is offering to contribute up to £375 towards student pilot training and up to £375 towards club pilot training costs (Flyability Scholarships are open to UK residents only).
Flyability encourages people with disabilities to train at the BHPA registered school of their choice - alongside able bodied student pilots (where possible). By applying for and undertaking a scholarship, you are making a valuable contribution to Flyability’s ‘real life’ disability awareness and education programme.
You should now make contact with the BHPA school of you choice in order to get the lower section of the application form completed. Be aware that there are both hill and tow schools. All schools have slightly different training environments so it may be that one school is unsuitable for you where another schools environment may be ideally suited to your needs and ambitions. Please contact another school if the first one that you contact is unsuitable for you.
Once this form is completed, it is up to you to sell yourself to us! We want to know why you want to go hang gliding or paragliding and why you think you should be awarded a Flyability scholarship. You can tell us as much or as little about yourself as you want to. We would like to know something about your interests, hobbies, abilities and disabilities. Your application (in addition to the form) can take any form you want it to. It can be written, on audio tape or video etc.
Flyability Scholarships will be awarded as and when funds allow.
The basic criteria for qualifying for a Flyability pilot scholarship is that you must be in receipt of either Disability Living Allowance or Disability Working Allowance. However, if you do not meet this DLA/DWA criteria and feel that you should be considered for funding towards a Flyability tandem flight then we are happy to receive and assess applications on an individual basis.
Flyability Pilot Scholarships & Flyability Sponsored Tandem Flights are open to UK residents only.
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