Sir Geoffrey de Havilland vintage flying scholarship winner revealed

Nicola Temple - photo by Howard Cook

Nicola Temple - photo by Howard Cook - Credit: Archant

The annual Worshipful Company of Coachmakers and Coach Harness Makers Sir Geoffrey de Havilland Flying Scholarship has been awarded to Graduate Avionics Engineer Nicola Temple

The scholarship is a flying award which is open for applications from young people of up to 30 years of age who have not previously been awarded any such bursary.

The flying for the Scholarship takes place at Cambridge Flying Group who have 67 years of providing vintage aircraft training and Coachmakers Scholarship-winner Nicola will be putting this into action soon.

Group Captain Marcus Wills CVO OBE, of the Coachmakers Aerospace Awards Committee said: “Nicola has a strong interest in aviation safety and is keen to become more involved in safety standards and practices as she progresses through her career and the ‘stick and rudder’ skills basics of flying a vintage aircraft will be an excellent addition to her knowledge.”

Because of COVID the planned selection of the shortlisted applicants could not take place at the Cambridge Flying Group at Cambridge Airport but had to be carried out on Zoom.

Nicola said: “It is amazing to be chosen for the Coachmakers’ Sir Geoffrey de Havilland Flying Scholarship.

“I never thought that I would be able to learn to fly, and so this award really is a dream come true. I’m thrilled to be given such a wonderful opportunity and it will me help me in my developing career in the aerospace industry.”

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