Air League flying scholars soar with Boeing
Dunstable, United Kingdom, 12 August 2015 - Eight students in Year 11 and the Sixth Form from City Academy and Clapton Girls in Hackney and Kingsdale Academy in Dulwich celebrate completing an intensive residential two week gliding course at the London Gliding Club, organized by The Air League and sponsored by Boeing, British Airways and Linklaters. Students arrive having never flown an aircraft and finish the course having flown a glider solo. “The aim of the project is to increase accessibility to flying, inspire students to consider careers in aviation and give exciting new experiences to young people during their school summer break,” said Andy Perkins, Trustee of The Air League and a Boeing 777 First Officer with British Airways. This is the third consecutive year Boeing, British Airways and Linklaters have come together to support The Air League’s gliding scholarships, with some former scholars going on to complete their A-Levels and start their Private Pilot Licence training. More information is available here.