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Cotswold Airport Aviation Scholarship 2024 Winners Announced

Kemble – 21st June 2024 – Cotswold Airport is excited to announce that its Aviation Scholarship cohort for 2024 has been finalised after receiving some 110 applications this year.

The successful 8 scholars, all aged between 15 to 18 and from the surrounding area, will enjoy a week-long induction into the world of aviation, including four hours flying experience in light aircraft and helicopters, along with simulator sessions thanks to the enthusiastic support of the on-site flying schools.

Now in its eleventh year, the established scholarship program introduces successful applicants to the broad experiences, roles and careers available in the general aviation community.

The program includes visits to engineering sites that manufacture aircraft components and companies that are designing and developing the aircraft of tomorrow such as Zero Avia and Vertical Aerospace. Students will receive introductions to airport firefighting, talks on military operations, control tower operations, air traffic service provisions and the opportunity to experience an introduction in learning to fly.

Industry luminaries will also be giving talks to ensure that the scholars are introduced to the wide variety of career options within the aviation space.

The scholarship program is generously sponsored by Pooleys flight equipment, who have kindly donated a flying kit for each of the scholars.

Suzannah Harvey, CEO Cotswold Airport commented, “We were absolutely blown away by the volume and quality of applications this year. Selecting our final scholars was no easy task from a very strong field. We look forward to welcoming our final 8 to the Airport and encourage those that were unsuccessful to re-apply next year if still eligible.”

Cotswold Airport looks forward to welcoming Sammy, Oscar, Eve, Sarah, Sasha, Amy, Rosemary and Esme onsite from Monday 5th August, for what promises to be an action packed and educational week for the aviation enthusiasts.