<div style="display:inline;"> <img height="1" width="1" style="border-style:none;" alt="" src="//googleads.g.doubleclick.net/pagead/viewthroughconversion/1028731116/?value=0&amp;guid=ON&amp;script=0">
CHRISTMAS OFFER Subscribe to Pilot Magazine today click here

2017 Biggin Hill PPL scholar starts training, deadline for 2018 applications extended

PUBLISHED: 11:05 25 October 2017 | UPDATED: 11:50 25 October 2017

Biggin Hill Airport Flying Scholar Ben Akhtar tries out his new kit in the cockpit of an EFG Flying School training aircraft.

Biggin Hill Airport Flying Scholar Ben Akhtar tries out his new kit in the cockpit of an EFG Flying School training aircraft.


Those wishing to follow in the footsteps of the 18-year-old winner now have more time to apply for the 2018 scholarship

Ben Akhtar, the 18-year-old winner of the Biggin Hill Airport Flying Scholarship award for 2017 was invited recently to the Adams Aviation Supply Co showroom in New Addington to receive items of professional pilot kit that will help him on his way as a student.

Stephen Gosling, MD at Adams Aviation, presented Ben with a top-of-the-range David Clark pilot’s headset; the latest version of the navigation pad that straps to the knee for recording navigation data in flight and the modern style flight bag used for carrying maps, charts and other pilot navigation information.

Adams Aviation Supply Co are supporting sponsors to the Nick Davidson Memorial Flying Scholarship (NDMFS) scheme, together with Shipping & Airlines, the aircraft maintenance facility and the Bamrah family of Falcon Flying Services.

To date, Ben has flown two hours on his PPL course and commenced studies for the nine ground examinations. He is required to pass the Air Law exam before his first solo flight and this now has priority.

As Ben’s training gets into its stride, the focus now switches to the two flying scholarships on offer for 2018, the Nick Davidson Memorial Flying Scholarship and the Biggin Hill Airport Flying Scholarship Award.

Gary Merchant, Chairman of the Selection Panel invites applications from young men and women in the age range 15 – 25 to aspire to become professional pilots. Applicants must be capable of passing the CAA medical examination for the licence

“Applications for the two scholarships for training in 2018 should include a CV and a letter setting out why the applicant should be awarded the PPL training” he says.

Applications can be filed by e-mail to ndmfs@bigginhillairport.com or sent by Royal Mail to Melanie Courtney, Terminal Building, Biggin Hill Airport, Bromley TN16 3BH. The envelope should be marked NDMFS. The closing date has been extended to Friday 17th November. All applications must be received by 1700 on that day. A selection process will commence early in the New Year.

See the website www.bigginhillairport.com community pages for further information.


Follow Pilot Mag on Facebook and Twitter


Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Pilot visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Pilot staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Pilot account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

More from News

Friday, November 17, 2017

Only 15 crews have made the shortlist after 675 keen teams entered the initial application phase

Read more
Thursday, November 16, 2017

Pilot is saddened to report that display pilot Keith Sissons died on 26 October in the Kent nursing home where he had been living for several years.

Read more
Thursday, November 16, 2017

Windecker soon expect to receive certification from China’s flying authority

Read more
Thursday, November 16, 2017

Icom is offering an excellent opportunity for pilots to meet the 8.33 radio deadline and save money with its new airband radio scrappage scheme, which runs until the end of 2017.

Read more
Friday, November 10, 2017

Contributing editor and former BA captain Bob Grimstead has been in Perth to take part in WorldFlight, an annual virtual competition that sees crews fly a simulator around the world for the Australian Royal Flying Doctor Service

Read more
Friday, November 10, 2017

The transition period to the new timetable for existing facilities will begin next April

Read more
Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Canada’s Scott Holmes is aiming to be the young upstart when he goes wing tip to wing tip with the best air racing pilots in the world next week – in the fastest motorsport on the planet

Read more
Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Keep your diary clear, these aviation events will have your November sorted.

Read more
Monday, October 30, 2017

Avionics manufacturer Garmin announced in October ‘clean sheet’ new designs in the form of the touchscreen G500 TXi, G600 TXi and G700 TXi flight displays, as well as the engine information system (EIS) TXi

Read more
Wednesday, October 25, 2017

A recent conference for the operators looked at how regulation changes will affect the decline of General Aviation airfields

Read more

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Most Read

Subscribe or buy Pilot Magazine