ABOVE: Tiger Moth G-AOEI of the Cambridge Flying Group
The Worshipful Company of Coachmakers’ and Coach Harness Makers’ Flying Scholarship, due to close this Friday 16th June, is still accepting submissions.
Now in its ninth year, the Vintage Flying Scholarship offers training to Private Pilot’s License standard on the “classic and vintage de Havilland DH.82A Tiger Moths of the Cambridge Flying Group,” based at Cambridge International Airport. The Group operates two Tiger Moth aircraft: the oldest, G-AOEI, built in 1939 before serving in France during 1940. The second, G-AHIZ, was constructed in 1944 but has always operated as a civilian aircraft.
As training will be conducted exclusively on these vintage airframes, the Scholarship is seeking applications 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”.
Applicants must be aged between 18 and 30, be resident in the UK and not have previously been awarded any such bursary (with the exception of the 12 hour Air Cadet Scholarship). Interested individuals may apply here, and shortlisted candidates will be invited to an interview on Saturday 5 August.
The Coachmakers is a City of London Livery Company, founded by Royal Charter in 1677. Alongside being active in the “lively and ongoing craft of coach and coach harness making,” today the Company is closely involved with the aerospace and automotive industries. The Company is actively engaged with “raising and distributing charitable funds to help young people make a start on their careers” and the Company Awards, focusing on training and education, include various university sponsorships.