Air BP award fifth Sterling Pilot Scholarship
Jan12

Air BP award fifth Sterling Pilot Scholarship

Air BP, the international aviation fuel products and service supplier, has named its fifth Sterling Pilot Scholar as 18-year old Kristoff Ahlner from Shenfield in Essex. The scholarship is valued at around £10,000 and aims to assist aspiring UK pilots like Kristoff achieve their Private Pilot’s Licence (PPL). As the industry faces a global pilot shortage with 790,000 new civil aviation pilots needed to fly the world’s fleet over the...

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‘Reach for the Sky’ Aviation Skills Programme will Promote Careers in Aviation
Jan11

‘Reach for the Sky’ Aviation Skills Programme will Promote Careers in Aviation

A new skills programme to promote careers in the aviation industry to under-represented groups has been unveiled by the Aviation Minister, Paul Maynard. The programme, Reach for the Sky, is aimed primarily at young people from under-represented groups and will be delivered through partnerships with industry, expert bodies and educational establishments, and is aimed at helping to make the UK the best place to follow a career in...

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British Airways to fund flying lessons for teenagers
Dec30

British Airways to fund flying lessons for teenagers

British Airways has announced that it will fund flying lessons for 200 students across the UK during 2020 to inspire them to reach for the skies. The announcement follows a trial of the programme this year in partnership with The Air League Trust when, in celebration of its centenary, the airline funded lessons for students who would not normally be able to enjoy this experience at Booker Aviation Flying School in High Wycombe. After...

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Farnborough announces 2019 Flying Scholarship winner
Dec20

Farnborough announces 2019 Flying Scholarship winner

Farnborough Airport has announced that an 18-year-old Farnborough local, Tom Ferguson, has been selected from a wide range of candidates to be awarded the 2019 Farnborough Airport Flying Scholarship. The scholarship provides training towards a Private Pilot’s Licence (PPL). The Farnborough Airport Flying Scholarship is part of the airport’s ‘Aviation to Education’ programme. Now in its 12th year, the programme engages schools and...

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BWPA 2019 Taster Flights
Dec19

BWPA 2019 Taster Flights

As part of its 2019 scholarships programme, the British Women Pilot’s Association (BWPA), supported by the Aviatrix Project, offered a range of taster flights to aspiring female pilots at Old Buckenham Airfield in September and October. In total, 13 aspiring pilots took to the skies in a Piper Warrior. Between their flights, the recipients and their families also enjoyed lunch and a tour of the museum at Old Buckenham. At the...

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2019 Liz Inwood Scholarship awarded
Dec15

2019 Liz Inwood Scholarship awarded

The popular Vintage Aircraft Club ‘Liz Inwood Taildragger Scholarship’ for 2019 has been awarded to John Hardie, a 30 year old pilot currently flying a Cessna 150 from Popham in Hampshire. The scholarship, named in memory of the late Tiger Moth pilot and flying instructor Liz Inwood, is funded by donations from the Vintage Aircraft Club, Light Aircraft Association and the Inwood estate. It is aimed at young pilots who wish to convert...

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