Air League Air Day 2017 at Bicester Gliding Centre
Oct31

Air League Air Day 2017 at Bicester Gliding Centre

By Air League Scholarship winner Andy Fisher Like most others in the aviation world, I have the desire to sample as many forms of flight as possible, if not all of those which are humanly possible as a regular person. I’ve sampled flight whilst an Air Cadet and civilian Instructor in the form of: rotary, both heavy lift and training, fixed wing light aircraft in the form of the Tutor (Grob 115E) and Aquila A211 (whilst on a...

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Benjamin Pilgrim awarded Vintage Aircraft Club ‘Liz Inwood taildragger scholarship’
Oct17

Benjamin Pilgrim awarded Vintage Aircraft Club ‘Liz Inwood taildragger scholarship’

The Vintage Aircraft Club ‘Liz Inwood Taildragger Scholarship’ for 2017 has been awarded to Benjamin Pilgrim, a 25 year-old who currently flies from Liverpool airport where he is training to be a commercial pilot. It was presented to Benjamin at the Light Aircraft Association (LAA) Rally at Sywell Aerodrome, Northampton in September. The Scholarship, named in memory of the late Tiger Moth pilot and flying instructor Liz Inwood, is...

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BWPA 2017 scholarship winners announced
Sep26

BWPA 2017 scholarship winners announced

The British Women Pilots’ Association supports practical schemes to support women in aviation, and as a part of this awards various annual Scholarships. It has now announced the winners of its seven 2017 Scholarships Abbigale Austin – BWPA Flying Start Scholarship 2017, worth £1000 towards a first flying qualification. Abbigale is an artist and animator who, since her first flight, has become passionate about aviation, travels a...

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Third Air BP’s Sterling Pilot Scholarship awarded
Sep21

Third Air BP’s Sterling Pilot Scholarship awarded

Air BP has awarded this year’s Sterling Pilot Scholarship to 17 year old Hertfordshire student, Robert Norris, who becomes the third awardee since the scholarship was launched in 2015. The scholarship, which is valued at around £10,000, aims to assist aspiring UK pilots with little or no experience of flying to achieve a Private Pilot’s Licence (PPL). Robert wants to use the scholarship to work towards fulfilling his dream of becoming...

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Dundee pilots circumnavigate UK to promote women in aviation
Sep12

Dundee pilots circumnavigate UK to promote women in aviation

Two Dundee-based pilots have set-out to circumnavigate the UK to promote women in aviation. Ten years after Evie Saunders bestowed a PA28 aircraft to Tayside Aviation, in which over 260 scholarships have now been completed, Rachel Foyle and Claire Birch have embarked on a 10-day trip in Evie’s honour to entice more women into the industry. At present, only 12% of UK pilots are female, with the worldwide figure even lower at around 6%....

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2017 Nick Davidson Memorial Flying Scholarship awarded
Aug07

2017 Nick Davidson Memorial Flying Scholarship awarded

Jack Hawkins (18) has been awarded the Nick Davidson Memorial Flying Scholarship for 2017. The scholarship was founded in 2013 in memory of former flight instructor and British Airways Captain, Nick Davidson. Funded by Davidson’s family, the initiative aims to enable a young person between the ages of 18 and 25 to graduate with a full EASA Private Pilot’s Licence (PPL). Training will take place at London Biggin Hill Airport, who is...

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