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Vintage aircraft flying scholarship seeks applicants


2018 marks the fifth year of the Worshipful Company of Coachmakers and Coach Harness Makers’ scholarship in memory of Sir Geoffrey de Havilland. The scholarship is a flying award, and the training will take place in the classic de Havilland DH82A Tiger Moths of the Cambridge Flying Group at Cambridge Airport.

Applications are invited from young people from 18 to 30 years of age, resident in the UK, and who have not previously been awarded any such bursary. “The aim”, the company said, “is to make a significant difference to the applicant’s opportunity to learn to fly and create the opportunity to train in such an iconic vintage aeroplane as the Tiger Moth whose lessons in flying skills are as appropriate in 2018 as when the aeroplane first flew in 1931.  No previous flying experience is required although evidence of a keen interest in aviation is a necessity.”

To celebrate the fifth anniversary, this year’s scholarship will fund 75 per cent of the cost of the standard hours training required for a private pilot’s licence with only 25 per cent to be funded on an ‘hours flown’ basis by this year’s winner.

The closing date for applications is 1 July. Interviews of shortlisted candidates will take place on 4 August. For applications and queries, contact Howard Cook of the Cambridge Flying Group by e-mail to

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