Flying Scholarship deadline approaches

The successful applicant will learn to fly in the DH82A Tiger Moths of the Cambridge Flying Group at Cambridge Airport.

The scholarship has been introduced by the Worshipful Company of Coachmakers and Coach Harness Makers in memory of Sir Geoffrey de Havilland. The Coachmakers’ Company is a City of London Livery Company that works to raise and distribute charitable funds within the aerospace, automotive and coach making industries and for deserving disadvantaged members of society.

The scholarship is open for applications from young people of up to thirty years of age who have not previously been awarded any such bursary. The aim is to make a significant difference to the applicants opportunity to learn to fly. No previous flying experience is required, although evidence of a keen interest in aviation is a necessity. The scholarship value is approximately £4,500 and is to be match-funded by the successful scholarship winner.

The closing date for applications is 5 July 2014

Ross Pardy, the 19 year old winner of the current Cambridge Flying Group Bursary is making good progress with his learning to fly and “loving it”.

Group Captain Marcus Wills CVO OBE, Chairman of the Coachmakers Aerospace Awards Committee said: “This is a very exciting award, and the Coachmakers Company is delighted to play a part in helping a young person to achieve an ambition when otherwise they might not be able to do so. I am sure that, in the long term, learning to fly a vintage aircraft will make a significant contribution to a more widespread general knowledge of airmanship and flight safety.”

Applications forms and full details are available on the Cambridge Flying Group website www.cambridgeflyinggroup.co.uk

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