The Air League was formed in 1909 and its mission is to generate national understanding of the importance of aviation and aerospace to the UK. The Air League inspires young people and provides them with opportunities to increase their knowledge and experience through being the UK’s largest provider of flying scholarships, bursaries and outreach. Over the past decade more than £2 million of scholarships for young, as well as, the disabled and veterans has been delivered.
The Leading Edge, for members under 35, complements the Air League Trust’s formal scholarships and bursaries programmes and acts as a wider network for people interested careers in the multiplicity of disciplines aviation and aerospace.
The core objective of the Air League is to be “an influential champion for the future growth of aviation and aerospace in the UK”. The Air League is committed to being at the forefront of influencing public policy by taking a leading role in the debate on aviation and aerospace in the UK. The Air League supports the UK’s aviation and aerospace communities through the Leading Edge, Air League in Parliament, receptions, lectures and policy papers which articulate the advanced technologies and crucial industry skills which are vital to the economic success of the UK.