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British Airways Solo Gliding Opportunity for Year 12s and 13s  - Expires April 4th.......

We have just had exciting notification that Douay Martyrs Year 12 and 13 students are eligible to apply for the solo gliding ‘Gliding Scholarships’ in partnership with British Airways and The Air League. It is a two-week programme in August for students who will have their accommodation and all tuition paid for through the Air League Trust.

This unique two-week training scholarship includes:

All your flying fees which equates to approximately 35-40 flights

Membership fees for the gliding club

Travel to and from the scholarship location

Accommodation for the duration of the scholarship

Food allowance for the duration of the scholarship

The Air League Trust membership for a year.

If you study hard throughout your scholarship and the weather is kind, you should reach solo standard within this course. Your Air League membership then opens up the opportunity to get involved in numerous aviation activities to help you develop your career path including the opportunity to apply for a further scholarship or bursary. All students who are successful in being selected for the scholarship will also be offered a work experience placement within British Airways.

We have had a number of our students successfully complete this programme including Vinay Vaja who is part of the promotional clip being used for this year!! -

The gliding scholarship is a fantastic chance for students to get their first step into a flying career.

For more information and to apply please go to