Scholarships

How does it work?

We work with the Scottish Aero Club (based at Perth Airport) to help administer our scholarship awards for young people in the Perth area. Since our foundation in 2013 we have collaborated with local schools as well as the Air Cadets and over thirty boys and girls have completed the course during this period. From time to time, we also offer a bursary scheme for students intending to undertake further training toward an NPPL.

The scheme is dependent on sponsorship  (see separate page) and, as the scheme expands, we hope to offer more wide ranging awards, so keep an eye out on this site for details of our scholarships and the areas in which we are currently working. You can also follow us on Twitter for updates. Our twitter account is: @TakeOffTrust.

Local authorities or other registered organisation wishing to work with us to offer scholarships in their areas should email: partnership@take-off.org.uk

What does the Scholarship provide?

It provides 10 hours of dual flight training with a registered CAA approved training provider in a two seat, single engine light aircraft, with the aim of bringing the student to a standard that could potentially allow one solo flight within those ten hours. Training takes place usually within the summer school holidays.

What will it do for me?

Flying an aircraft, especially solo, provides tremendous self-confidence and a great sense of achievement, benefiting you in whichever walk of life you choose. The skills involved are directly transferable to other areas. You will have shown how you can digest information and apply learning in a very practical way, as well as demonstrating self-discipline, self-reliance, focus and commitment. You might even develop a passion that will last a lifetime!

How can I apply?

We have traditionally recruited directly through the four secondary schools in Perth City, and this remains our principal focus, but Junior Members of the Scottish Aero Club as well as  members of local Air Cadet units aged between 16 and 18 are all eligible (Air Cadets should consult with their CO before applying). In the first instance you should contact Alba Airsports, the SAC’s approved flight training provider at Perth Airport, who will forward your details to Take Off.  If you would like to join the SAC as a Junior Member in order to qualify for consideration, please telephone 01738 550055 to arrange a visit and get more information.

 If you have any questions not covered by the above, please email: scholarship@take-off.org.uk and we will be happy to answer them for you.