Vintage Flying Scholarship application date released

The Worshipful Company of Coachmakers’ and Coach Harness Makers’ Flying Scholarship, established in memory of Sir Geoffrey de Havilland, is open for applications from May 1. 

The Coachmakers is a City of London Livery Company, raising and distributing charitable funds to help young people make a start on their careers, predominantly within the aerospace, automotive and coach making industries. Company Awards focus on training and education, for example by sponsoring scholarships at several universities.

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Cambridge Flying Group Tiger Moth. Ben Montgomery

2022 is the 8th year of the scholarship which, appropriately for its title, offers training to Private Pilot’s Licence standard on the classic and vintage de Havilland DH82A Tiger Moths of the Cambridge Flying Group at Cambridge Airport.

The aim is to offer a significant opportunity to learn to fly in such an iconic vintage aeroplane as the Tiger Moth, whose lessons in flying skills are as appropriate in 2022 as when the Tiger Moth first flew in 1931. 

Applicants are to be from 18 to 30 years of age, resident in the UK and who have not previously been awarded any such bursary (with the exception of the 12 hour Air Cadet Scholarship).  The Scholarship seeks applicants from those with an affinity for vintage and historic aerospace, either as an ambition or perhaps already working in a voluntary, full time or part-time capacity.

The closing date for applications is June 22. Interviews for the shortlisted candidates will take place in July.

Contact for Scholarship applications: