In association with the RAF Flying Clubs’ Association (RAFFCA), the RAF Charitable Trust (RAFCT) now welcomes applications from serving RAF Regular and Reserve Junior Ranks for the 2016 Junior Rank Pilot Scholarship Scheme (JRPSS). The RAFCT Trustees are delighted to confirm that the number of scholarship places available for the 2016 Scheme has been increased to 24 and applications will be accepted during the period 1st Dec 15 to 29th Feb 16 (inc). Applications received after this period will not be considered.
For once you have tasted flight you will walk the earth with your eyes turned skywards, for there you have been and there you will long to returnLeonardo Da Vinci
The training will comprise of ground study and 15 hours of flying instruction on a light aircraft, following a recognised syllabus which may count towards the award of a Private Pilot Licence (PPL). Selected RAF Flying Clubs will deliver the flying training on behalf of the RAFCT and applicants should note that, if successful, they may be allocated to a club that is some distance from their home stn. Training, study packs and other necessary equipment will be provided to Scholarship winners.
In consultation with the Officer In Charge (OIC) and Head of Training (HoT) of their allocated RAF Flying Club, successful applicants will be expected to arrange their own flying training schedules. However, applicants are to note that all flying training must be completed during the set training period of 1 Apr 16 to 30 Sep 16 only. Furthermore, applicants should not underestimate the personal commitment required to complete the Scholarship Scheme and are advised to consider whether their work, family and additional commitments during the set training period will allow them to undertake the JRPSS without issue.
The RAFCT Trustees and RAFFCA Execs wish you the best of luck with your application - the JRPSS really is a wonderful opportunity for any aviation-minded Junior Rank to achieve a flying licence and, fingers crossed your first flying lesson isn’t that far away... shortly followed by your first solo flight of course!
JRPSS 2016 Winners will be announced on this website from 12:00 on Friday 11 Mar 16.