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Cotswold Airport Aviation Scholarship

Running since 2007, the annual Cotswold Airport Aviation Scholarship is designed to introduce the younger generation to the various career opportunities available within the aviation industry through a mixture of on-site and off-site visits involving industry expert talks, engineering facility tours, and hands-on flying experiences.

As with previous scholarships, the programme is open to people who reside in Gloucestershire, Wiltshire, Bristol and Avon, Berkshire, or Oxfordshire, aged between 15 and 18 on the first day of the scholarship. This year, the week-long programme will run from 31 July.

The scholarship providers say: “Our aim has always been to make the aviation community as accessible as possible to scholars from all backgrounds and experience level, with the emphasis that no previous aviation experience or background in flying has been necessary to apply.

“Our on-site and off-site visits have included a variety of insights across the aviation industry from engineering sites creating key components for aircraft, an introduction into airport firefighting, talks on military operations and the career opportunities available, learning about air traffic service provisions and the types of service available, and companies involved in innovative design and development towards the future of aviation. This has all been achieved by working with our generous partners to showcase the many roles and careers available across the industry.

“A further aspect to the scholarship programme has involved providing the scholars with an introduction to learning to fly through the support of our enthusiastic based flying schools. We have provided a mixture of flights including microlights, light aircraft, and helicopters, along with simulator sessions to explore all the possibilities which are out there in the GA community.”

The application window closes at the end of this month (31 May 2023). Visit Aviation Scholarships – Cotswold Airport | Executive Airport Reimagined


Author: FTN Editor

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