Aim High is an education programme created by fly2help enabling young people to learn about the world of aviation, and gain confidence within themselves.
Fly2help do this by organising free to join scholarships at Gloucestershire, Oxford, Luton and Biggin Hill airports.
Aged between 14-18, ten successful applicant’s will learn about career opportunities within the aviation industry, and the skills and attributes needed.
During an exciting week, the scholars will visit behind the scenes areas of the host airport and talk to staff in Operations, Air Traffic Control. In addition to this they will learn skills such as marshalling aircraft and understanding weather reports given to pilots.
The programme includes unique visits to aviation companies based at the individual airports and aviation training colleges. Typically, scholars will spend two days out visiting world-leading companies, such as Airbus, easyJet and Rolls-Royce, and military bases.
They may get the chance to pilot a flight simulator or even take the controls of a light aircraft for a 15 minute flying lesson.
The finale of the week is a presentation which is attended by their parents and teachers.
Applications are open now for scholars who can attend either Gloucestershire, Oxford or Biggin Hill airports from the 22nd -26th October 2018.