Two new flying scholarships for 2019 are being offered by the Nick Davidson Memorial Trust charity based at London Biggin Hill Airport

Applications from young men and women between the ages of 16 to 26 seeking a professional career in aviation are now invited by the Trustees.

One scholarship is funded by the family of the late BA Captain Nick Davidson who died of terminal cancer in 2012. His initial pilot training had been at Biggin Hill Airport. The second scholarship is the Biggin Hill Airport Award, funded by the company that owns and manages the well-known south London airport.

The scholarships are worth £12,000 each which will provide training to the international Private Pilot Licence (PPL) standard with 45 hours of flying and a ground school programme of nine specialist subjects, including Air Law and Navigation. All instructional books and equipment are included.

The 2019 flying scholarship scheme receives welcome co-sponsor support from Shipping & Airlines, Adams Aviation Supply Company, Pooley’s Flight Equipment and the Bamrah family who own the EFG Flying School at the airport.

Applications are now invited for the two 2019 flying scholarships from young men and women between the age of 16 to 26 who aspire to a career as a professional pilot or in a relevant area of the aviation industry. Applicants must be capable of passing the CAA medical examination and to be available for interview before a selection board at Biggin Hill early next year.

Applicants should provide an up-to-date CV and deliver with it a letter addressed to Captain Gary Merchant, chairman of the selection board in which the applicant sets out the reasons why he or she should be awarded a scholarship.

Applications can be e-mailed to or sent by Royal Mail to Melanie Courtney, Terminal Building, Biggin Hill Airport, Bromley TN16 3BH. Please mark the envelope NDMFS. The closing date for applications is on Friday 30th November 2018.

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