BWPA Scholarship Winners 2016 announced

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BWPA Scholarship Winners 2016 announced

The British Women Pilots’ Association is pleased to announce that the winners of its three 2016 Scholarships are;

️ Geraldine Hill, for the BWPA Flying Start Scholarship 2016, worth £1000 towards a first flying qualification; Geraldine will be using this award towards gaining a PPL(A). Geraldine is undertaking her PPL at Cotswold Airport, whilst training as an aircraft engineer. She would like to combine the two areas professionally, and has a long term aim of working in air accident investigation.

️ Emily Collett, for the BWPA Flying High Scholarship 2016, also worth £1000 towards further qualifications, training or experience. Emily is already selected for the British Team attending the World Advanced Aerobatics Championships in Poland this year. She will be using the award towards further aerobatic training with the aim of securing a medal for the British Team at this competition. Emily also intend to complete her Class Instructor Rating, for which she has already finished the ground school, to teach and inspire more people to get in to the sport of aerobatics, especially young women.

️ Christina Carver, for the BWPA CATS CPL/ATPL Scholarship 2016, worth £1499, kindly donated by CATS to cover the ground school element for a CPL or ATPL (A) or (H). Christina has been flying since 1986, and has night and IMC (now IR(R)) ratings. Professionally, Christina is currently a police sergeant; her career has included a 6 year posting to the Police Air Support Unit based at Bristol where, as Deputy Unit Executive Officer, her role involved managing the base and flying as air observer on the EC135 T2 helicopter. Christina’s plans are now to make a successful career change, becoming a Commercial Pilot either in the CAT or GA flight instructor environment. Having achieved this, she intents to promote flying as a female friendly career choice for women returning to work after a career break.

With a total of fifty impressive applicants, the selectors had some very difficult decisions to make, and would very much like to thank all applicants, and encourage those who did not receive an award this year to look out for the BWPA Scholarship 2017 announcements and consider applying again.


BWPA Scholarship Panel, May, 2016 

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