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PUBLISHED: 09:21 09 June 2009 | UPDATED: 13:58 10 October 2012

50 hours of aerobatic training from the Mazda sponsored BAeF Scholarship Scheme

Emily Todd and Ben Thompson are the first beneficiaries of the Mazda sponsored British Aerobatics Foundation (BAeF) Scholarship Scheme. The two were selected from a short list of six talented pilots following an assessment programme flown in a high performance two-seater aircraft. Emily and Ben will receive 50 hour's of aerobatic flying training from the UK's top aerobatic trainers for each year of a five year programme and will compete in the Mazda British National Aerobatic Championships at Intermediate level in July at Conington Aerodrome.Emily said she is thrilled adding, “It is a great privilege to be trained by the UK's top aerobatic trainers and I am looking forward to competing in the Mazda National Championships in July."David Cowden, one of the founders of the BAeF, added, "It has been a great pleasure to assist such talented young pilots with their development in the sport and we look forward to seeing both candidates compete for the National Champion title."

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