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Armstrong/Issacs Bursary

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Armstrong/Isaacs bursaries are funded from the Armstrong/Isaacs Fund, which is based on a major donation from David Armstrong, who was a founder member of the original ULAA in 1947, a lifelong member of the LAA’s predecessor the PFA and the latter’s chairman from 1960 to 1964. His legacy, co-named with that of aircraft designer and builder John Isaacs, has, since 1998 enabled many young prospective pilots to gain their PPL.

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Bursaries are awarded to pilots under 30 years of age who are already in training and offers finance to supplement personal funding in the later stages of the course. Applicants must have reached ‘first solo’ standard and have completed a minimum of five hours solo training, hold a valid medical and should have passed the necessary ground examinations.

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Since UK weather is notoriously fickle, applicants who, but for the weather, would have completed five hours solo may be considered. In such circumstances written confirmation must be provided by the CFI of the training organisation (DTO or ATO).


Magnificent SEVEN Armstrong-Isaacs bursaries for 2024!

Now closed for 2024
Thanks to the generosity of one of the LAA member donors, based out of Barton, their company PTS Ltd is sponsoring an additional two bursaries. This means that in addition to the five existing bursaries, an additional two bursaries for 2024 of £1,500 are being offered to support young pilots already in PPL training, bringing the total available to seven.

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All applications must be completed on the form below:


Now closed for 2024

Please complete and email to with the subject title Armstrong/Isaacs Bursary. It should arrive on or before the closing date of 31st January 2024.


The LAA may contact you for further information, and may request an interview, if it is thought necessary.


Successful applicants will be notified by the end of February 2024. We look forward to receiving your application.

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