Our third Sterling Pilot Scholarship has been awarded to 17 year old student, Robert Norris from Hertfordshire in the UK. This will help Robert achieve his Private Pilot’s Licence (PPL) and is the first step towards achieving his ultimate dream to fly a Boeing 777 as a commercial pilot. Paul Westerman, Air BP’s UK and France general aviation director, comments:
Robert has already logged his first hours at Cambridge Aero Club, which is near the sixth form college where he is studying `A` levels. He then plans to continue his education and complete a degree in aeronautical engineering.
You may remember Zöe Burnett from Aberdeen who won the Sterling Pilot Scholarship last year and gained her PPL. Zöe is now training with Flybe in Jerez, Spain to become a certified pilot. Our original Scholar, Alex May is now in his second year studying for a BSc in Professional Aviation Pilot Practice and working through ATPL (Air Transport Pilot’s Licence) exams while continuing to build his PPL hours in preparation for his CPL (Commercial Pilot’s Licence), MEP (Multi-engine Piston Rating) and IR (Instrument Rating). Well done to all our scholars!