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Release date:
June 2024
As a business, Air bp is focused on improving diversity, equity and inclusion across the sector and this includes supporting aspiring young aviators through our Sterling pilot scholar programme.

While we will soon be announcing our latest pilot scholar through our collaboration with the Honourable Company of Air Pilots, it’s always a pleasure to hear back from previous scholars on how they’re progressing.


Stephen Daly completed his private Pilot’s Licence (PPL) in 2018 and was Air bp’s fourth Sterling scholar. When we last spoke with Stephen he was studying aeronautics with aspirations to become a commercial airline pilot. We’re thrilled to share that he has now not only completed his Airline Transport Pilot Licence (ATPL) but is flying for Aer Lingus. He sent us his view from the cockpit on a recent refuelling which he describes as a “full circle” moment when he realised he was being refuelled by an Air bp tanker.


Congratulations to Stephen and all our Sterling pilot scholars. It’s always encouraging to hear how they are pursuing their aspirations and flying high in their chosen careers.


For more interviews with Sterling pilot scholars please click here.