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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.

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.

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).

This year five bursaries of up to £1,500 are available.

The bursary can only be used for flying training and cannot be used for ancillary expenses such as travel or accommodation.

On award, the LAA will contact the nominated flying school to set up an invoicing system. Details of how the funds have been spent will be required from the DTO.



All applications must be completed on the form. Please complete and email to with the subject title Armstrong/Isaacs Bursary. It should arrive on or before the closing date of 30th October 2020. The LAA may contact you for further information, and may request an interview, if it is thought necessary.


Successful applicants will be notified during December and an announcement of the winners will be notified in the January 2021 issue of Light Aviation magazine. We look forward to receiving your application.


Light Aircraft Association

August 2020