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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2019 Air League Gliding to Solo Scheme
Dec11

2019 Air League Gliding to Solo Scheme

The Gliding to Solo scheme, sponsored by Boeing UK and delivered by the Air League, has the aim of taking its students from having no prior flying experience to reaching solo level in a glider. The Air League said: “This year, we are unbelievably proud of all nine students from three inner city schools for completing the two week residential programme at London Gliding Club. Students were presented with certificates from Boeing UK, in...

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Applications invited for Nick Davidson Memorial Flying Scholarship
Dec07

Applications invited for Nick Davidson Memorial Flying Scholarship

There are only a few weeks remaining to apply for the 2020 Nick Davidson Memorial Flying Scholarship (NDMFS), sponsored by London Biggin Hill Airport. The scheme provides young people from the ages of 16 to 25 with a flying package worth £13,000, helping them to train towards their Private Pilot Licence (PPL) standard. Scholars receive 45 hours of flight instruction with EFG Flying School, ground school coaching and examinations....

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Air League Flying Scholarship Student Reaches First Solo
Dec03

Air League Flying Scholarship Student Reaches First Solo

Harry Lundberg, winner of the 2019 Sir James Martin Flying Scholarship, has described the feeling of achieving his first solo flight: “The experience of going solo was exactly how I had heard it described before, and was exactly how I dreamt it would be- exhilarating. There isn’t a lot of time during the solo to really let your feelings sink in, however, I remember vividly the rush I got once I had received my take-off clearance and...

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