Farnborough Airport has today launched The Farnborough Airport Flying Scholarship 2020. Under the auspices of the Honourable Company ofAir Pilots’ scholarship programme, Farnborough Airport grants one person ascholarship with the aim of supporting individuals to gain flying experience and ultimately achieve their PrivatePilot’s Licence (PPL). The Flying Scholarship is part of the airport’s “Aviation to Education” programme. Now in its 13th year, the programme engages schools and colleges within the local area to inform and educate about aviation.
Over the past decade, scholarship recipients have progressed to a variety of professional roles within the aviation industry, such as commercial airline pilot. Last year’s scholarship recipient, 18-year-old Tom Ferguson, is currently undertaking flight training at Blackbushe School of Flying at Blackbushe Airport with the aim of gaining his PPL and achieving his goal of becoming a fully qualified pilot.
“I would like to thank Farnborough Airport for this fantastic opportunity whichhas allowed me to work towards gaining my PPL and ultimately take me that onevital step closer to achieving my dream of becoming an RAF fast-jet pilot.”
Brandon O’Reilly, CEO FarnboroughAirport, said:
“We look forward to welcoming our next flying scholar for 2020. Weare extremely proud to support this initiative which helps young people to gainvaluable flying experience and reach their full potential.”
Further information is available on TheHonourable Company of Air Pilots’ website: https://www.airpilots.org/career-matters/scholarships/flying-scholarships-2020/
Candidates must be at least 17 years old on 1st June 2020.