The Mike Langley Foundation is a charitable trust that aims to help those with a dream to become a commercial airline pilot, those with the passion to succeed but without the financial means. Through funding initiatives and scholarships, we aim to widen access to the aviation profession.
The Foundation was launched by Kura Aviation, the industry’s first Community Interest Company, of which Mike was a consultant and Chair of the Advisory Board.
Mike’s dream was to fly, and he achieved it. His ambition was to provide the very best flight training to pilots and airlines across the globe, and he succeeded. He was determined to make to make a difference and through experience and wisdom, he certainly did that. The extraordinary level of respect he gained in doing has resulted in the aviation industry coming together and creating The Mike Langley Foundation.
Mike’s view was that it was never too late to make a difference. So true to those words, let us work together and create a new chapter in aviation training.
Captain Ian Baston
Captain John Monks
SFO Aaron Reville
SFO Jonathan Whittaker, A380 British Airways
The Mike Langley Foundation was launched on the 29th November 2016, by Captain Ian Baston of Flybe. Over 200 aspiring pilots, current pilots, industry colleagues and airline representatives came together to recognize Mike’s phenomenal achievements in the industry in an Evening of Celebration. Against all odds and showing the determination that he had become so respected for, Mike was able to attend himself, ensuring an evening of many tears and much joy.
We are delighted to have raised a total of £8,858.36 through our fund raising efforts to date. In addition we received a further £25,000 of training sponsorships
The successful launch of The Mike Langley Foundation was made possible through the generosity and support from the individuals and organisations. On behalf of the Trustees and Mike’s family, we extend a huge thank you to everyone involved.
Sincere thanks to those organisations and individuals who generously donated sponsorships, monetary donations and auction items.
Aeros Aviation Training
Airplan Flight Equipment (AFE)
Courtesy Crecy Publishing
Dezeen Watch Store
Flight Training News and Vintage Flying
Kings Head Inn at Bledington
RAF Brize Norton
Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC)
Scandinavian Aviation Academy (SAA)
Victoria Spa B&B