New grant scheme takes off

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Today we have announced a new scheme to help fund and support aerobatic pilots aspiring to Unlimited competition and to competing at future World Championships. The scheme will cover both power and glider disciplines and will aim to select its first recipients in the first quarter of 2022. 

The full text is set out below. If you have any immediate questions, please contact the Scheme Principal, David Cowden - 


British Aerobatics has announced a new initiative, the British Aerobatics Advanced Training Scheme.

The objective of the Scheme is to provide resources for the selection, training and development of talented aerobatic pilots providing them with intensive aerobatic training designed to accelerate their advancement to unlimited level competition aerobatics.

British Aerobatics is committed to developing talent and increasing the medal yield at international competitions, most recently the British team won Bronze medal at the 2019 Intermediate World Aerobatic Championship in the Czech Republic.

It is a condition of the Scheme that a successful applicant must hold, or agree to obtain, membership of British Aerobatics. Applicants should already hold a current licence to fly SEP aircraft in the UK, together with a validating medical certificate or declaration, and have aerobatic training and experience. For glider applicants the requirement is a BGA Gliding Certificate with Bronze and Aerobatics endorsements.

The scheme will award funding to selected individual aerobatic pilots from both the power and glider disciplines. Applicants should make themselves fully aware of the Scheme's terms and conditions which can be found at under the heading Advanced Training Scheme, along with the application form, which should be submitted when completed to

British Aerobatics chairman, Steve Todd commented:  "we see this as an extremely exciting initiative, and one that will make a significant contribution to the development of our future top-level international teams".

British Aerobatics intends to select the first two candidates onto the Scheme by the end of March 2022.

The closing date for applications is 31st December 2021.