CHRISTMAS OFFER Subscribe to Pilot Magazine today CLICK HERE

FTEJerez and Thomas Cook announce scholarship for female pilots

PUBLISHED: 12:32 08 March 2018 | UPDATED: 12:32 08 March 2018

FTEJerez

FTEJerez

Archant

As well as the joint initiative to attract female pilots to the profession, FTEJerez and Thomas Cook Airlines have also launched a new cadet programme

FTEJerez is proud to announce that the academy will co-sponsor the Thomas Cook Airlines / FTEJerez Scholarship for Female Pilots, inspired by Raymonde de Laroche.

The scholarship is open for female applicants to be trained at FTEJerez as part of the Thomas Cook Airlines Mentored Cadet Pilot Training Programme. The initial plan is to, over the next five years, annually award one scholarship of 30,000€ (thirty thousand Euros) to a successful applicant to be applied towards her training costs at FTEJerez.

After not having trained ab initio pilots for a number of years, Thomas Cook Airlines is also launching a Mentored Airline Pilot Programme with FTEJerez.

FTEJerez, Chris DuncalfFTEJerez, Chris Duncalf

Selected candidates will commence their training at FTE’s aviation campus in August 2018 and transition to an Airbus type rating and first officer role with the airline on successful completion of their Airline Transport Pilot Licence (ATPL) course in Spain.

Following the announcement, FTEJerez CEO, Oscar Sordo, said: “We share the airline’s goal of attracting more female pilots to the profession and we are therefore honoured to be associated with the Thomas Cook Airlines initiative by part-sponsoring this Scholarship.”

Paul Hutchings, UK Managing Director and Group Airline Director of Operations at Thomas Cook Airlines said: “As we celebrate International Women’s Day, there was no better time to raise awareness of the many opportunities to build a career and encourage more young girls and women into the aviation industry; this Scholarship is further proof of our commitment to highlight that our industry is for men and women.”

FTEJerezFTEJerez

The Thomas Cook Mentored Cadet Pilot Training Programme will be opening for application on 16th March 2018. Further details will be announced on the FTEJerez website www.ftejerez.com.

More from News

Fri, 13:02

The General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) today published its 2018 third quarter aircraft shipments and billings report

Read more
Fri, 12:43

Take yourself back to the 2018 STIHL National Championship Air Races at Reno with these highlights of the six Gold Races

Read more
Fri, 12:00

The Duxford-based team was initially formed for just one show but now they are planning to do more in 2019

Read more
Friday, November 9, 2018

“This is the first serial-hybrid electric plane in the world with two electrically powered free-stream propellers and one combustion engine.”

Read more
Friday, November 9, 2018

Organisers have released an exciting line-up of pilots who will compete for the Air Race 1 China Cup title at Hannan Municipal Airport in Wuhan City, China

Read more
Friday, November 9, 2018

“Oriens Aviation offers an extensive maintenance facility at Biggin Hill, so its smart hangar was the perfect backdrop to showcase our amazing, one month-old Super Versatile Jet in the UK.”

Read more
Friday, October 26, 2018

Celebrated US air racing pilot Darryl Greenamyer died on 1 October at the age of 82

Read more
Friday, October 26, 2018

At October’s National Business Aviation Association Convention in Orlando Aerion Corporation predicted that its AS2 supersonic business jet will fly in 2023 and make its first transatlantic flight on 24 October that year on the 20th anniversary of the last commercial flight by Concorde

Read more
Friday, October 26, 2018

Re-live all the action from 2018’s Old Buckenham Airshow with this action-packed DVD featuring over an hour of exclusive footage

Read more
Friday, October 19, 2018

Key sub-systems have now successfully passed their preliminary design review, paving the way to the manufacturing of key components

Read more

Newsletter Sign Up

Pilot weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy

Most Read


Subscribe or buy Pilot Magazine