Farnborough launches 2019 PPL scholarship

Do you live (or know someone who does) south of London and looking to earn your Private Pilot’s Licence? Here’s a chance to have it paid for – TAG Farnborough Airport’s 2019 flying scholarship.

Applications have just been opened under the auspices of the Honourable Company of Air Pilots’ scholarship programme. TAG Farnborough Airport will grant one person a scholarship with the aim of supporting individuals who might otherwise not have the necessary resources to gain flying experience and ultimately achieve a PPL.

The TAG Flying Scholarship is part of the airport’s ‘Aviation to Education’ programme, now in its 12th year. The programme engages schools and colleges within the local area to inform and educate about aviation.

Over the past decade, scholarship recipients have progressed to a variety of professional roles within the aviation industry such as commercial airline pilot.

Last year’s scholarship recipient, 17-year-old Réshé Harrison, was able to pursue his dream of becoming a fully qualified pilot having overcome the  challenge of battling leukaemia as a child.

Réshé completed his flight training at Redhill Aviation Flight Centre and successfully gained his PPL in October 2018.

“I would like to thank TAG Farnborough Airport for providing me with such a fantastic and unique opportunity,” said Réshé.

“The support of the Flying Scholarship has provided me with that vital stepping stone to go on to university to study Aviation Management with Commercial Pilot Licence and has ultimately given me the chance to make my dreams a reality.”

Brandon O‚ÄôReilly, CEO of TAG Farnborough Airport, pictured left above with Reshe, said: “We are keen to encourage young people to not only become involved in the world of aviation but also reach their full potential and are extremely proud to support this initiative through our community engagement.”

Candidates must be at least 17 years old on 1 June 2019. Further information is available on The Honourable Company of Air Pilots’ website here.

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