York Soaring is proud to be the home of Youth Flight Canada, a Canadian Charity Organization providing scholarships to deserving young people who cannot, on their own, afford to fly.

About Youth Flight Canada​

Youth Flight Canada (YFC) is a registered Canadian charity that provides support to youth interested in aviation. Gliding is between 1/4th to 1/5th the hourly cost of flying a powered aircraft but it is still far beyond the means of most youth who have either already earned their glider pilot license or expressed interest in attaining it.​

Program Focus​

The program focuses on youth between the ages of 16 and 26 years of age who are pursuing a Glider Pilot License. The youth must meet other criteria depending on the scholarship application.

Flight Training Scholarships

A Youth Flight Canada Flight Training Scholarship is designed to subsidize in whole or in part the cost of attaining a Glider Pilot Licence.

The York Soaring Flight Training Scholarship, will provide for a fully-funded, comprehensive flight training package leading to a glider pilot licence. 

Applicants must:

  • Be enrolled in an aviation-related college program (or equivalent)
  • Be a full time student in good standing.
  • Be under 26 years of age.
  • Have an infectious enthusiasm for gliding.