The Vintage Aircraft Club has announced its first-ever flying scholarship. The Liz Inwood ‘Taildragger’ Scholarship, named in memory of the late Tiger Moth pilot and flying instructor Liz Inwood, will offer five hours flying to a PPL, NPPL or LAPL license holder under the age of 35, to assist them in transitioning from typical flying club nose wheel designs to older tailwheel types, potentially opening the door to flying a wider range of vintage and classic types.
“The Liz Inwood Scholarship will annually offer a younger pilot a rare opportunity to learn the classic ‘taildragger’ handling, forming part of the now-required differences
training” says VAC Chairman Peter Wright. “In addition to allowing them to hone their handling skills for older heritage aircraft, it may also allow access to flying or even becoming a syndicate partner in a range of fun-to-fly aircraft, which are often much cheaper to acquire than contemporary GA types.”
The award, which is funded by donations from the Vintage Aircraft Club, Light Aircraft Association Educational Trust, and the Inwood estate, will enable the use of a suitable flying school aircraft and instructor, selected to suit the recipient’s location. An application form can be downloaded from the VAC website at www.vintageaircraftclub.org.uk