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  The Honourable Company of Air Pilots is pleased to announce that it is now seeking applications for the 2017 Scholarships programme   Scholarships are available as follows: FLIGHT INSTRUCTOR CERTIFICATE Several Fixed Wing Insturctor scholarships sponsored by the Swire Charitable Trust, the Air Safety Trust and the Air Pilots Trust. Closing date for Applications 22 March 2017 PRIVATE PILOTS LICENCE Several full scholarships are available to take the successful...


TWO GENERATIONS of astronauts have been recognised alongside military and commercial aviators by the Honourable Company of Air Pilots in their annual Trophies and Awards.   Captain Robert Lee ‘Hoot’ Gibson ’s outstanding and enduring contribution to aviation has been marked by the Award of Honour from the Honourable Company of Air Pilots – which recognises courage and the highest standards of airmanship. Gibson is joined by fellow astronaut...


  The Master’s Medal 2016   Major Tim Peake’s return from the International Space Station marks the conclusion of a voyage into space shared with over a million UK schoolchildren and young people. A series of outreach programs across the country co-ordinated by the UK Space Agency have had a massive, inspirational effect in engaging them with the so-called STEM subjects: science, technology, engineering and mathematics, all of which are crucial to our...


  New funding initiative for Air Cadet aircraft needed     The UK Air Cadet organization has given young people initial flight training in gliders and motor gliders for decades, taking many to solo standard thanks to the work of hundreds of volunteer instructors. The last two years has seen a suspension of flying activity due to problems in the management of a maintenance contract. New proposals have been put forward which mean a significant reduction in...


The Company's response to Andrew Haines' letter of 7 March to the Master: Air Pilots Reply To Andrew Haines Letter Of 7 March Copy of Andrew Haines' letter which is also on the CAA website: Andrew Haines Letter To Air Pilots And BADA  


Joint Statement by the Honourable Company of Air Pilots and BADA  PILOT ORGANISATIONS REJECT CAA CEO’S CLAIMS THAT THE AIR DISPLAY COMMUNITY HAS DECLINED TO CO-OPERATE WITH ITS POST-SHOREHAM CRASH CHANGES TO AIRSHOWS   “The assertion by the CAA’s Chief Executive Officer, Andrew Haines, reported in The Times yesterday, that there has been resistance in the air display community to the changes being proposed is factually...


Monday August 31, 2015   SEARCH AND RESCUE CREWS AND MILITARY AVIATORS RECOGNISED BY AIR PILOTS 2015 AWARDS   SIX DECADES of daring rescues, emergency life-saving and a continuous readiness to scramble and help those in distress by the Royal Navy and Royal Air Force’s search and rescue crews have been recognised by the Honourable Company of Air Pilots. As the military search and rescue capability is handed over to civilian operators, the Royal Navy and Royal Air...


9th July 2015.   THE HONOURABLE COMPANY OF AIR PILOTS FLYING SCHOLARSHIPS 2015   After a thorough selection process, including interviews during April and May 2015, the Honourable Company of Air Pilots is pleased to announce the names of its 2015 Flying Scholarships recipients. Thanks to the generosity of sponsors, benefactors and charitable trusts, a record total of five Private Pilot Licence scholarships, three Instructor Scholarship and a CATS ATPL Ground School...


The Hanna Trophy

Nov 1, 2013

  JOHN ROMAIN BECOMES INAUGURAL RECIPIENT OF THE GAPAN HANNA TROPHY Duxford-based display pilot John Romain last month became the inaugural recipient of the Guild of Air Pilots and Air Navigators Hanna Trophy, for ‘an outstanding contribution to the art of display flying of fighter aircraft’. The annual award has been presented to the Guild by the Hanna family in memory of two legends of display flying – Ray Hanna and his son Mark. “The name Hanna is...


APOLLO 13 ASTRONAUT JIM LOVELL TO BE PRESENTED WITH GUILD AWARD OF HONOUR   AVIATION HEROISM AND PROFESSIONALISM REWARDED BY GUILD OF AIR PILOTS AND AIR NAVIGATORS   James Arthur (Jim) Lovell USN, who headed the crew of Apollo 13 to safety after an in-space explosion led to the immortal words “Houston we have a problem” will receive the Guild of Air Pilots and Air Navigators’ premier award, joining aircrew across the whole spectrum of...


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