2021: a year in review

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2021 has been a great year for us, so we wanted to highlight some of the wonderful achievements and events that have happened over the past 12 months.

New, new, new!

We would be nothing without our fantastic members and we have had over 150 join us this year. Every single one has a story to tell and an interest in aviation. If you are not a member and want to join, please do. You can sign up online. Everyone is welcome and we even offer family memberships.

Speaking of new, we recently launched an online clothing store. Why not treat yourself for the new year?

Our new range of clothing, available online

Flying solo

Every pilot can remember the details of their first solo. For many of our members, 2021 was first solo year; here are just a handful of those who experienced the thrill of an empty second seat for the first time this year.

Solo success for some of our members

Our scholarships


Andrew from Flightdeck Wingman: scholarship sponsor, member and gliding enthusiast

The last 18 months have been incredibly challenging for many businesses, so it was quite an achievement that we could offer 19 scholarships to our members, eight more than we did in 2020. We are grateful for the support from our partners and look forward to offering another wide range of scholarship opportunities to our members in 2022. You can read about our 2021 winners and learn about future opportunities in the scholarships section of the website, or follow #BWPAscholarships on social media.

Hannah, one of our 2020 scholarship winners


Although we may not have been able to meet in person for a large part of 2021, this did not stop us keeping in touch with our fellow aviation fans! From online meetings to pre-Christmas drinks and a magic show, friendships were made and stories were shared. Find your next BWPA event on our website.

A winter social

On behalf of the committee and other volunteers, and our members, a huge THANK YOU for being a part of our 2021 and for making it special, despite challenges. We look forward to 2022 and have a feeling it is going to be a good year.

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