2024 flying scholarships launched by Goodwood Flying School

flying scholarships at Goodwood

Goodwood Flying School will be continuing the Rob Wildeboer flying scholarships in 2024.

The scholarships are named after the Goodwood Flying School Manager who died in 2021 after a sudden illness.

Since 2022, to remember and honour Rob, scholarships have been made available to help several students on their aviation journeys, made possible by generous donations from the community.

Melanie Wright, Flying School Operations Manager, said, “Thank you to everyone who has kindly donated towards our scholarships.

“Since we launched, we have raised an incredible £25,000 and helped 15 students on their journeys.

“We’re delighted that we can offer four more scholarships this year, and we hope that we can continue this for many years to come.”

When one of the 2023 winners was asked what receiving a scholarship meant to them, they said, “If you want to know what that actually meant to me, I have no shame in saying that tears were genuinely shed when I found out I’d been awarded this honour.”

The scholarships available for 2024 are:

  • 2 x 10 hours training in the Cessna 172
  • 2 x 5 hours training in the Piper Cub

In addition to the scholarships, Pooleys Flight Equipment has donated a number of PPL/LAPL Course Training Books to support the successful candidates.

To apply for a Rob Wildeboer Scholarship, please email [email protected] explaining in no more than 500 words which scholarship you would like to apply for and why. Please provide brief details of any previous flying experience.  Deadline is 14 April 2024.

All applicants must be at least 16 years old and hold or be capable of obtaining the appropriate aviation medical. Scholarships are only available for training at Goodwood Flying School in Chichester and training must be carried out during 2024. Any training required beyond that provided by the Scholarship will be at the applicant’s own expense.

Rob Wildeboer Flying Scholarship


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