Meet the #CAEWomeninFlight 2019 Scholarship Recipients
The CAE Women in Flight scholarship program encourages exceptional women to become professional pilots. Every year, CAE will award up to five full paid scholarships to aspiring female pilots, across its global training network. The scholarship recipients will become role models; tasked with the mission to inspire more women to join them in the flight deck!
Five candidates will each receive a fully paid scholarship to cover the entire cost of their cadet pilot training, including accommodation and travel, applicable to one of CAE’s participating airline-mentored cadet training programs. Upon successful completion of training, the selected candidates will either commence or have the opportunity to secure their first pilot job* and fly with one of the participating airlines.
Five cadet training programs have been selected for this first edition of the CAE Women in Flight scholarship, and one scholarship will be granted per program.
Applications are currently only open for applicants of the American Airlines Cadet Academy, and will close on July 30th, 2019.
* subject to meeting airlines' conditions
The airlines participating in this first edition of the CAE Women in Flight scholarship program are:
Click to visit the webpage of the cadet training program associated to each participating airline.
CAE is committed like no other training organization to the advancement of women in aviation to broaden the civil aviation talent pool. Today, women make up only 5% of professional pilots worldwide. The same is true of cadets in training. Unlike many other traditionally male-dominated professions, the aviation industry is still not attracting enough women. The CAE Women in Flight scholarship program thus aims to develop the industry’s future women pilot ambassadors.
Interesting read: CAE's Airline Pilot Demand Outlook, a 10-year view is available at www.cae.com/pilotdemand
Scholarship recipients will become ambassadors and role models, entrusted to share their passion for aviation to inspire the next generation of women pilots. CAE will follow the scholarship recipients throughout their journey to the flight deck and their first few years as a professional pilot; providing regular updates through social media, and sharing their experience at aerospace and women in aviation events.
This one-of-a-kind program is competitive, and we are looking for women who demonstrate leadership, passion, involvement in their communities, team-work abilities, communication skills, perseverance, and who love the thought of being at the command of an aircraft!
Are you a future #CAEpilot? Are you interested in the #CAEWomeninFlight scholarship program? Apply today!
Before you can submit your CAE Women in Flight scholarship application, you must first apply to a cadet pilot training program open to applications. Only eligible candidates are invited to apply.
Read the eligibility requirements of the CAE airline-mentored cadet training program of your choice to validate if you are eligible to apply. Please note that you cannot apply to the scholarship if your profile doesn’t match the requirements of one of the cadet training programs listed below.
Visit the program page: www.cae.com/americanairlines
Visit the program page: www.cae.com/easyjet
Please note, you are only able to sit one Generation EasyJet assessment at one Flight Training School within a 6 month period.
Visit the program page: www.cae.com/cityjet
Candidates must demonstrate that they can meet the equivalent of the minimum educational standard required of Irish educated candidates.
* Applicants who already possess a Class 1 Medical Certificate from an EASA member state besides the UK may start the course, but must move their Medical Records to the UK CAA before course completion. This is because their license will be issued by the UK CAA and EASA regulations require a pilot’s Medical Certificate and Medical Examination Records to be held by the same member state that issues the pilot’s license.
Please note: CityJet will be involved in the assessment process.
Visit the program page: www.cae.com/aeromexico here and discover more about this program here: https://aeromexicoformacion.com/carrera-de-piloto/
Visit the program page
Are you eligible to apply to one of the cadet pilot training programs mentioned above? If you are, please follow the links below to apply. Once you have submitted your application, you must save the application number or the training request number in your files. You will be required to provide this number when you apply for the CAE Women in Flight scholarship.
American Airlines: Visit the webpage to read more information about this program and click on “apply now”. You will then be redirected to the American Airlines Cadet Academy website to go submit your application.
Please visit this page for more details about the program and how to apply: https://aeromexicoformacion.com/carrera-de-piloto/
Applications are currently closed for this program. Please visit our program page to subscribe to our program updates and be notified when applications will open next.
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Q. Is there a CAE Women in Flight scholarship application fee? If yes, how can I pay for it?
You are required to pay the application fees associated to applying to the CAE Women in Flight scholarship participating airline-mentored cadet training program of your choice.
Q. What are the costs covered by the CAE Women in Flight scholarship? What’s included/not included?
Your full tuition and accommodations and travel fees are covered.
Q. I’m not able to create a log in to apply, I’m having difficulties. Who can I contact?
Please e-mail [email protected] and include your full name, the airline-mentored cadet training program you are applying to, and a general description of the problem.
Q. What supporting documents should I submit while applying?
Program specific document instructions are provided within the online application system and on the website of the airline cadet training program you are applying for.
While applying to CAE Women in Flight Scholarship program, you must also submit your YouTube video. Instructions on how to apply for the scholarship are available on our website at www.cae.com/womeninflight. Please contact [email protected] should you have any additional questions.
Q. When will the airline cadet training program begin?
Program start dates are set by the airline-mentored cadet training programs, and not by CAE Women in Flight. Contact the airline-mentored cadet training program representative to know about the program start dates.
Q. When are applications closing for the scholarship?
Application submission deadline is July 30th, 2019 for the American Airlines Cadet Academy program. Applications have already closed for the other 4 programs for this year's edition of the CAE Women in Flight scholarship program.
Q. I might miss the application deadline; can I have an extension?
Deadline extensions will not be permitted.
Q. I made a mistake on my submitted application. Can I edit the information?
Only very limited edits can be made to your online application after it has been submitted. If you need to update other information, please contact [email protected] for assistance.
For changes to personal information login to your MYCAETRAININGPORTAL, select the training requests tab and proceed with your edits.
Q. What is the status of my cadet training program application?
Many airline cadet training programs take several weeks to evaluate applications. The status of your application will be updated once the results of your assessments have been successful.
Q. What is the status of my CAE Women in Flight scholarship application?
The status of your CAE Women in Flight scholarship application will be updated once your application to the cadet program has been assessed. If your application has been selected, CAE’s Women in Flight scholarship selection committee will contact you to advise on the next steps.
To be noted – if you received an email advising that your application to the cadet training program is unsuccessful, your application to the CAE Women in Flight scholarship will no longer be considered.
Q. I uploaded my video. Can you confirm that you have received it?
You will receive an e-mail confirmation once your application has been successfully submitted.
Q. My address has changed since I submitted my application. Can I change update it?
Only very limited edits can be made to your online application after it has been submitted. You can edit your personal profile by logging in to your MyCAETrainingPortal and by selecting the profile tab.
Q. I no longer wish to apply. Can I retract my application?
Yes, you may retract your application by e-mailing [email protected] to permanently delete your records.
Q. How long is the selection process?
The selection process will vary based on the airline-mentored cadet training program that you have applied to. Many programs take several weeks (approximately 3-6 months) to evaluate applications. A training advisor will notify you about the next available assessment dates once your application is deemed complete.
Q. How and when will I know if I got selected as a CAE Women in Flight scholarship recipient?
The CAE Women in Flight scholarship committee will contact you via e-mail or by telephone. The selection process can take several weeks (approximately 3-6 months). If you don’t receive an e-mail and you are still undergoing the assessment process of the CAE airline-mentored cadet training program to which you applied, you can assume that your CAE Women in Flight application is still being considered.
Q. If my application is active with one of the programs, can I now apply to CAE Women in Flight?
Yes, you may apply to the CAE Women in Flight scholarship program. Read all the information on how to apply at www.cae.com/womeninflight and make sure you have your training request number/application number on hand.
Q. Will this program be open next year?
The CAE Women in Flight scholarship program is currently available for these five participating airlines (easyJet, CityJet, AeroMexico, AirAsia and American Airlines).
Further announcement regarding next year’s participating airlines will be communicated in the future. You can subscribe to receive program updates to learn more about next year’s initiative at www.cae.com/womeninflight
Q. How do I upload my video?
In order to upload your video in your application, you must upload your video as an “unlisted video” on YouTube and copy paste the link in the “video submission” field on the portal.