UK Flight School Launches a Fully Funded Pilot Training Program with Guaranteed Employment

07th Nov 2022

United Kingdom headquartered Leading Edge Aviation (LEAL) leads the way in flight training with the launch of its innovative, fully funded Pilot and Instructor training programme on 5th November 2022. Six successful candidates will secure a completely funded place on the Leading Edge Aviation LEAP course. After completing pilot training and gaining their Commercial  Pilot Licence, the graduates will undertake  Flight Instructor training and take up a salaried post within the Leading Edge Aviation Flight Instructor team for a minimum of two years.

The industry leading ATO (Approved Training Organisation), who announced the introduction of their foundation flying facilities at their campus in Alhama, southern Spain earlier †his summer, is excited to share this news. The concept of employing the very highest calibre graduates as Flight Instructors is a well-recognised strategy amongst air forces and commercial airlines worldwide. For each of the six successful candidates this is worth in excess of E115,000 in training fees plus the guarantee of employment. This unique opportunity is a huge investment by Leading Edge and demonstrates their commitment to provide accessible, inspirational and innovative aviation training.

Chief Executive Officer Leading Edge Aviation, Andy McFarlane commented, “I am delighted to be making this announcement today. We have long recognised that many potential students with the attitude and attitude to become excellent pilots simply do not have the opportunity to do so, due to the cost of pilot training. This coupled with the industry’s need to continue to employ the highest calibre Flight Instructors lead us to create this new initiative. This is a fantastic professional development opportunity in which we are able to offer fully funded professional pilot training to exceptional individuals with the passion, drive and skills to learn to fly, and then take it one step further by giving them a real flying start to their career in inspiring the next generation”.

About Leading Edge Aviation

Leading Edge Aviation is an inspirational  and innovative pilot training academy  with a fresh approach and an emphasis  on holistic training. Offering  the highest standards  of regulatory technical training, students also benefit from a  comprehensive professional and personal development curriculum to enhance non- technical skills. Leading Edge delivers modular (including Ground School, MECPL, CBIR, MEIR, uMAP (university Modular Airline Preparation), A-UPRT (Advanced Upset Prevention Recovery Training), APS-MCC (Airline Pilot Standards Multi Crew Co-operation), LEAP (Leading Edge Airline Preparation) course, a full-time integrated course with BSc degree and a comprehensive graduate airline selection preparation workshop. Leading Edge Aviation students can achieve a UK CAA or dual UK CAA & EASA licences. Based at London Oxford Airport & Alhama, Murcia, Leading Edge students receive wellbeing support, along with the most advanced learning aids. Virtual tech, and neuro training techniques are used to embed and refine new knowledge and skills, creating pilots who enter the industry airline ready, with strong leadership skills.

Source: Leading Edge Aviation Press Release
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