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2019 Nick David­son Memorial Fly­ing Schol­ar­ship

Joshua Ali has been awarded Lon­don Big­gin Hill Air­port’s 2019 Nick David­son Memorial Fly­ing Schol­ar­ship (NDMFS). Twenty-two-year-old Joshua, from Lewisham in South Lon­don, will re­ceive train­ing to PPL stan­dard worth £12,000, in­clud­ing 45 hours of fly­ing with EFG Fly­ing School, ground school and ex­am­i­na­tions. He will work at EFG’S op­er­a­tions desk as he com­pletes his flight train­ing.

“We couldn’t be prouder of Joshua,” says Trust Chair­man Cap­tain Gary Mer­chant. “Our schol­ar­ships are not for the faint-hearted or the ill­pre­pared [and their] stamp of high at­tain­ment will con­tinue to pro­vide inspiratio­n and lead­er­ship for young men and women seek­ing worth­while ca­reers on the flight deck or in the cock­pit.”

Joshua’s de­sire to be­come a pi­lot started from a young age, when he took part in fly­ing days, glid­ing lessons and air­field vis­its. Dur­ing stud­ies at the Univer­sity of Read­ing he spent a year on de­tach­ment in Aus­tralia, fly­ing reg­u­larly with Mel­bourne Glid­ing Club. “I am so grate­ful to the NDMFS scheme and to Lon­don Big­gin Hill Air­port for this amaz­ing op­por­tu­nity,” he says. “I can’t wait to learn mod­ern avi­a­tion skills and work to­wards my goal of be­com­ing a com­mer­cial air­line pi­lot. It’s like a dream come true.”

The Schol­ar­ship was es­tab­lished in 2012 fol­low­ing the death of Air­bus Cap­tain and lo­cal pi­lot Nick David­son, who worked as a fly­ing in­struc­tor at Big­gin Hill in the early 1990s. The scheme is sup­ported by his widow Alina and co-spon­sors Lon­don Big­gin Hill Air­port, Ship­ping & Air­lines, Adams Avi­a­tion Sup­ply Com­pany, Poo­ley’s Flight Equip­ment and Fal­con Fly­ing Ser­vices, which owns the EFG Fly­ing School. Ap­pli­ca­tions are now open for the 2020 Schol­ar­ship. Ap­pli­cants must be aged be­tween 16 and 26. En­tries close on 30 Novem­ber. For more de­tails visit: big­gin­hillair­port. com/flight-train­ing/fly­ingschol­ar­ship/

Schol­ar­ship win­ner Joshua Ali will train for his PPL at Big­gin Hill

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