Student can achieve career goal thanks to scholarship
TAG Farnborough Airport has announced the recipient of the TAG Flying Scholarship 2016, which provides training for one student towards their National Private Pilot’s Licence (NPPL).
Emily Smith, 22, from Burnley in Lancashire, currently lives in Uxbridge and is studying aviation engineering with pilot studies at Brunel University.
She has been chosen as this year’s recipient and will receive training at the Pilot Centre at Denham Airfield, where her time in the air will count towards her NPPL.
The TAG Flying Scholarship is part of the airport’s Aviation to Education programme, which reaches out to schools and colleges in the local area to inform and educate about aviation.
TAG Airport League Farnborough and the Air Educational Trust grant one young person a scholarship to gain flying experience each year.
Emily said: “I would like to thank TAG Farnborough Airport for providing me with this great opportunity.
“It has always been my ambition to become a professional pilot and the support of the Flying Scholarship will be invaluable in achieving this.”
Brandon O’Reilly, chief executive of TAG Farnborough Airport, said: “We are keen to encourage young people to reach their full potential and are proud to support this through our community engagement.
“I’m pleased to award this scholarship to Emily as she pursues her career in the world of aviation, and am sure she will benefit greatly from the flying experience this scheme offers.”
n TAKING OFF: Emily Smith is congratulated by Brandon O’Reilly, chief executive of TAG Farnborough Airport, after being named the recipient of the TAG Flying Scholarship 2016