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Helping Wings launches the 2015 Flying Scholarship for the Disabled

Helping Wings, the Jersey light aviation charity, is delighted to announce its 2015 bursary worth £2000 of flying training with the Jersey Aero Club for a local disabled person.

“We’re really excited about this year’s launch. We’ve changed the application process to allow islanders to nominate a disabled family member, friend or colleague who they feel would get the most benefit from the scholarship.”

Eveline Hawkin, Helping Wings Chairman.

Around the world, many disabled people have discovered that the freedom associated with being able to fly an aircraft is within their reach. Their disability is not necessarily a barrier to gaining a Private Pilot’s Licence.

The scholarship will enable the successful candidate to complete enough training to be at (or close to) the point where they are ready to fly solo. It is important to emphasise that applicants will not need to hold a flying medical. This enables Helping Wings to reach more people with a wider range and degree of disability. The principal aim of the scholarship is to give a unique personal experience and opportunity.

Throughout the year, Helping Wings provides a number of flying training opportunities to local disabled people. Helping Wings intends to purchase an adaptation to the flying controls which would allow a lower limb disabled person to complete their Private Pilot’s Licence.

Helping Wings is grateful for the financial support of the Ports of Jersey who, for the third year, are covering the cost of the scholarship.

Applicants should be over 15 years of age and able to complete the flying course during 2015. Applications are now closed. Please check for the latest on our Scholarship page.

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