ABOVE: Attagirls Molly Rose Pilot Scholarship winner Georgia Pescod (centre) with Kathy Jenkins, CEO of Marshall of Cambridge, and Aetheris Films producer Paul Olavesen-Stabb
Georgia Pescod, a 17-year- old student from Cambridge recently received her Private Pilot Licence after being awarded the 2022 Attagirls Molly Rose Pilot Scholarship.
This unique aviation scholarship was created by Aetheris Films as part of the legacy attached to their film ‘Attagirls’, which tells the story of the young female pilots of the Air Transport Auxiliary. Funded by Marshall of Cambridge and in association with the British Women Pilots’ Association, the scholarship is the only one of its kind in the UK which entirely funds all elements of attaining a Private Pilot’s Licence.
As previously reported in Pilot, Georgia was awarded the £15,000 scholarship after being selected from five finalists in May 2022. Forty-two applications were received from young women aged between 17-24 throughout the UK.
Georgia, who is also an Air Cadet and now a BWPA Member, already had ten hours in her logbook when she won the scholarship. Undertaking her training at the Cambridge Aero Club during the summer holidays, she flew in a Cessna 152, including ten hours solo, to achieve her PPL. Everyone at Pilot sends Georgia our congratulations.
PHOTO: via Aetheris Films