Useful Links

Air League
The Air League offers flying and engineering scholarships and bursaries - and careers advice - to encourage young people to follow a career in aviation.

British Women Pilots Association
The BWPA exists to promote aviation, particularly to women. There are over three hundred members of the BWPA involved in all areas of aviation.

The Civil Aviation Authority is the regulating body for aviation in the UK. Their website contains guidance on booking a medical examination as well as other useful information.

The Guild of Air Pilots and Navigators (GAPAN) offers scholarships, aptitude tests and advice for people interested in becoming pilots.

Flight Training Schools
There are many flight training organisations in Europe offering courses for people with no previous flying experience. The structure and price of the courses vary, but they all lead to an Airline Transport Pilots License (ATPL) which is the first step to gaining employment as a pilot. The CAA’s website contains a downloadable list of all the approved schools, which can be accessed by clicking here

Europe's only exhibitions aimed at anyone considering a career as a professional pilot. The essential pilot career events.

The Royal Aero Club Trust 
Since being established in 1998, the Trust has developed very rapidly. At present its prime focus is fund raising and the preparation of grant applications in pursuit of its objectives.

The Royal Aeronautical Society is a professional institution dedicated to the global aerospace community. Its website contains a wealth of information on careers in aviation.