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Nine Cadets Recognised for their Outstanding Flying Capabilities

Published: 05 Jun 2019

Nine talented air cadets* have been recognised for their outstanding flying potential; receiving the prestigious Sir Michael Knight Pilot Scholarship from the RAF Charitable Trust.

The Scheme will give the cadets the opportunity to undertake a six-week residential course at Tayside Aviation, Dundee. The grant will pay for the cadets' training, aviation exams, accommodation, food, equipment and transport throughout the duration of the residential.

At the end of the six weeks, the air cadets will have completed 33 hours SEP flying training and the subsequent Private Pilot's License examination modules, including Air Law, Operational Procedures, Principles of Flight and Meteorology.

The nine can also strive to achieve the prestigious Royal Air Force Charitable Trust Flying Excellence Trophy and a further £5,000 worth of flying training, which is awarded to the one scholar who demonstrates distinct flying potential.

The scholars were formally recognised at the annual RAFAC Awards Ceremony, held at RAF Cranwell in May - ahead of their residential this summer.

RAF Charitable Trust Director Justine Morton said: "This is a great opportunity for the cadets to take their skills to the sky! We wish them the best of luck with their summer training."

*The nine air cadets that have been selected for the Air Chief Michael Knight Flying Scholarships 2019 are: Mark Woods, Harry Karmel, Felix Lambert, Benjamin Hunter, Lawrence McDonald, Lucy Tickell, Robert Weddle, Jack Lloyd and Patrick Mitchell.


Pictured: Trustee Lady Delia Thornton, Sir Michael Knight Pilot Scholarship recipients and recipients of the Geoffrey De Havilland Flying Foundation 'John Cunningham' Scholarship.

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