The Air League of Monaco was formed in November 2013 as a Monaco Charity, approved by the government. The Air League is dedicated to keeping Monaco and its surrounding area at the forefront of Aviation.
His Serene Highness, Prince Albert II of Monaco, is our principal Patron.
Our six other Patrons are:
- Sir Stelios Haji-Ioanou, founder of EasyJet
- Thierry Boutsen, former formula I racing driver and founder of Boutsen Aviation
- Noel Edmonds, TV personality
- Dame Shirley Bassey DBE
- Prince Alvaro de Orleans Borbon, top glider pilot and executive director of the International Aeronautical Federation.
- Christian Moore, President of the Ambassadors Club of Monaco
President & Vice President
Our President is Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou, founder of EasyJet and the easy family of brands.
Our Treasurer is Trevor Gabriel.
Our Secretary is Vanessa Isley.
We now have about ...
Photo from our 1st Fundraising Event hosted by Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou, one of our Patrons, with members of the Committee: Christopher and Catherine Foyle, Francois Gautier, Trevor Gabriel, Ian and Vanessa Ilsley, Susan Webb , Ed Wright, Basil Nalbantis, Bruce Hutchison and Lee Robinson.
Other Committe Members
Roger Shine, Andrew Lampert, Kevin Marsh, William Easun, Nicholas Budd, Liz Roberts.
Our purpose is three-fold:
To promote air-mindedness in the young by reaching out to young people, from all backgrounds, within or leaving schools, colleges and universities in Monaco and the Alpes Maritimes, to help them to start a career in aviation by offering scholarships and awards to assist in flying lessons and aeronautical engineering apprenticeships. In addition, we will be looking at creating schemes to help disabled persons learn to fly.
3. FINANCE & SCHOLARSHIPS
Help and support the Air League in the UK. Donors can finance a scholarship or bursary, either directly to the Air League UK, or, if they prefer, via the Air League Monaco, from as little as £500 per annum, and have it named after the donor. The donor is invited to the annual reception at St James’s Palace hosted by HRH Prince Philip the Duke of Edinburgh.