Sling Pilot Academy FAA Workforce Development Grant Scholarship

Commercial Drone Pilot (Part 107)

Grant Window Closed. We hope to have more again next year.


Sling Pilot Academy has been awarded a $500,000 Grant as part of the FAA’s Aviation Workforce Development Grant (link). The purpose of this grant is to promote aviation careers to the workforce.

Sling is awarding scholarships for:

Commercial Drone Pilot Scholarship Details:

Selection Criteria:

  • Ability to start the course soon and finish before March 1, 2024
  • Interested in aviation and possibly a career with either drones or as a Commercial Pilot
  • Preferably in High School or recently-graduated (not essential)
  • From the local area

  • Students from rural areas or disadvantaged circumstances to be represented
  • Ethnic minorities to be represented


  • Minimum age: 16
  • Must be able to fluently speak, read, write and understand the English language


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What is included in this scholarship?


Description Cost Qty Per Student Per Student
King Schools Online Courseware Curriculum $129 1 $129
FAA Knowledge Test – Part 107 Remote Pilot $175 1 $175
Flight Instructor Ground Hours $70 2 $140
FAA Examiner Certificate Issuance $25 1 $25
Total $469


About the King Schools Commercial Drone Pilot Ground School:

  • Training is completed online with any device.
  • Pass Your FAA Part 107 Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Drone Knowledge Test and get paid to fly drones. Written test fees paid by Sling
  • Free Lifetime Course Access with Automatic Updates


Grant window closed. We hope to have more next year.



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