Aerobility reopens flying scholarships

Flying for disabled people charity Aerobility has reopened applications for its scholarship programme for the first time since Covid hit.

“Our scholarships provide anyone, with any disability the opportunity to learn to fly, irrespective of experience,” said a statement from Aerobility.

“They can take you through the first steps toward a new career and can deliver a unique sense of freedom combined with significant personal development and achievement.

“So whether you have started to learn to fly and have been grounded for a while, have previously received a flying scholarship, or need just a few more hours to finish your licence or additional rating, why not take a look at our application form?

“Even if you have never flown an aeroplane or simply thought it was impossible for you to do, you can apply for one of our Scholarships and take to the skies with Aerobility.”

One man who has taken advantage of a previous Aerobility scholarship is Clive Jones, pictured above.

A motorcycle accident at 17 leaving him on crutches put paid to Clive’s ambitions to join the RAF. Clive applied for a scholarship to Aerobility and won funding through the support of the SkyDemon.

Clive said, “Learning to fly has been amazing and challenging! Despite a frustrating nine-month break in training for winter and Covid, going solo in October 2020 was undoubtedly one of the best experiences of my life.

“I couldn’t do this without the support of Aerobility and once we can fly again, I am keener than ever to continue my training towards hopefully a PPL.”

If you or someone you know may benefit from a scholarship from Aerobility pass this information on and click here to apply.

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