Stu­dent can achieve ca­reer goal thanks to schol­ar­ship

Harefield Gazette - - NEWS -

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

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