Applications for the 2022 cohort of fully-funded flying scholarships with disability charity Aerobility will close at midnight on August 31.
There are 32 scholarships on offer to experience the magic and wonder of flight with Aerobility, featured in Living with Disability earlier this year (click here for more details).
There are two types of scholarships available:
Experience day scholarships allow people with no aviation experience to take to the skies for the first time
Five-hour flying scholarships are for those with no previous flying experience or those who need another five hours to get their licence
Scholars must be able to get to Blackbushe Airport in Hampshire or Tatenhill Airport near Burton-upon-Trent in Staffordshire to take advantage of the scholarship.
“Our scholarships are highly sought-after and very competitive. We wish we could support everyone that applies but it is not usually possible to do that,” said Aerobility CEO Mike Miller-Smith.
“Anyone with any disability can apply for a scholarship. Your level of experience does not matter. If you have never flown an aeroplane, or thought it was impossible for you to do so, you can still apply.
“If 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, then you can also apply for a scholarship.”
Application forms and more information can be found by visiting www.aerobility.com/scholarships or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org