Students soar on new Aim High scholarship at Luton Airport

Ten young people, five girls and five boys, took part in fly2help’s latest Aim High scholarship week on 3-7 April.  In their presentation to parents and company hosts on the final afternoon, 17 year old Shea Peyton from Luton Sixth Form College said “fly2help’s Aim High was an extraordinary experience though which I learned about careers and pathways for the future which I could have never have imagined.”

Aim High is aviation charity fly2help’s education programme.  Through exciting and immersive visits and activities, it enables young people to learn about the world of aerospace and gain confidence and a belief in themselves. The programmes centres around unique free to join scholarship weeks for ten young people aged 14-18, each of whom will have won their place through an open application and interview process.  Here, they learn more about the breadth of career opportunities in the industry and what skills and attributes they would need to find a place and how their career might develop.

Highlights of the week were visits to see Airlander in the Cardington Airship Hangars, meeting cloud physicists at the Facility for Airborne Atmospheric Measurements and meeting the conservators working with the Shuttleworth Collection.  Our scholars met service personnel at the RAF Centre for Aviation Medicine and enjoyed a tour of easyJet where the group was hosted by UK Country Director Sophie Dekkers, visits to Gulfstream, BorderForce and Luton’s Control Tower, where they were shown the job done by their Flight Controllers.

Thank you to our wonderful hosts for the week, Signature Flight Support, whose Operations Manager, Georgina Davidson was kind enough to say:  “It was an absolute pleasure for the Signature Flight Support Sales Team and Luton FBO to host the fly2help scholarship students last week. From seeing them on their first day to then watching their presentations on Friday was a great honour. We look forward to continuing to work with fly2help and look forward to hosting next year’s scholarship students”

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