Aviation Education Scholarship

Aviation Education Scholarship



Dr. Lily Fenn Education Foundation Limited offers a Youth Flying Scholarship (“YFS”) known as “Dr. Lily Fenn Youth Flying Scholarship” each year for flight training up to the level of Private Pilot Licence (Aeroplane) at West London Aero Club operated by White Waltham Airfield Ltd., U.K. The Youth Flying Scholarship is capped at £18,000.00 per scholarship.


A YFS will be awarded each year to provide assistance to a worthy final year university undergraduate or fresh graduate with a view to become an airline pilot or otherwise join the aviation industry in his/her career. “Fresh graduate” is defined as a candidate who acquired a University Bachelor Degree within 36 months immediately preceding the date of application.


Final year undergraduates or fresh graduates from any faculty are welcome to apply for the Youth Flying Scholarship, but they have to be Hong Kong residents and be subject to a selection process through interviews by a Selection Committee and a Flight Grading Aptitude Test on a light aircraft in Hong Kong. Selection criteria include the candidates’ financial need, academic merit, community services, ability and aptitude to be an air pilot.


Details of the Private Pilot Licence (Aeroplane) package:



47.5 hours flight training

  Includes flight test

FTROL Practical

  Radio exam included


  Included in PPL course

50 hours Flight briefs


Landing fees and airport charges


Flight equipment

  Items: Headset, Checklist, Logbook,

  Online study, Ruler, Charts, CRP-1

   computer included

CAA fees

  Licence issue included

3 month Student membership


Board and accommodation subsidy

 £4,000 included


  Capped at £18,000.00 only




If extra exams or lessons have to be taken to complete the training programme, the scholarship will not cover the additional expenses required to allow the scholarship winner to obtain the qualification, although this does not preclude him/her to pay at his/her own expense.

The Applicant is required to arrange and pay for his/her return air-ticket to and from the U.K., source and book suitable accommodation within 30 minutes travel time of White Waltham Airfield, and obtain U.K. Medical Certificate Class 2, ICAO English Proficiency Test, travel insurance and any personal accident insurance against any risks whatsoever associated with or occasioned by his/her flight training and travel outside Hong Kong, at his/her own expense and sole responsibility.


YFS 2023 has resumed after the impact of COVID-19 on international travels and the aviation industry globally. 


YFS 2024’s deadline for application shall be 5:00 p.m., 29th February 2024 (Hong Kong time).


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