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Aviation Activities and Education

Aviation Education Programme

Suitable for ages 14-19

The Aviation Education Programme is a year-long course which aims to use aviation as a tool to give 14-19 year olds with disabilities a range of transferable skills and strengths to take into further education and employment.

Activity Type: ongoing engagement programme Duration: Next course run from Sept-July

Cost: Free to participants Group size: up to eight participants each course

Applications for the Aviation Education Programme are currently closed.


Junior Aspiring Pilot Programme

Suitable for ages 12-19

Junior Aspiring Pilots Program (JAPP) offers the opportunity to learn what it takes to become a Private Pilot. The course aims to build skills which can be used in everyday life such as organisation and teamwork. JAPP covers subjects such as air traffic control, airport operations and flight safety. The group will also learn how to control an aircraft and will be able to test their skills in the air!

Activity Type: Ongoing engagement programme

Duration: Four full-day sessions - next course begins 16 April, 2019

Cost: Free to participants (thanks to sponsorship from BBC Children in Need)

Group size: Up to four participants each session

‘Inspire-ability’ Events

Suitable for 14+

Our Inspire Afternoons and Evenings are an opportunity for you to hear from and ask questions of interesting and engaging people in aviation. These sessions last between 1-2 hours and are generally held on a weekday evening or Saturday afternoon. Check our events page for upcoming speakers.

Activity Type: Guest speaker/lecture Duration: Ad hoc through the year

Cost: £10 suggested donation Group size: Up to 40 attendees