Alistair wins VAC’s taildragger award

Alistair Lawrence VAC

Alistair Lawrence, aged 22, is the 2021 winner of the Vintage Aircraft Club’s Liz Inwood Taildragger Scholarship.

This is the sixth year the club, with the support of the LAA, has made the award in memory of the late Liz Inwood, instructor and CAA examiner, who amassed over 1,000 hours, many of which were in de Havilland Tiger Moths and other taildragger aircraft. Her enthusiasm resulted in encouraging many young people to take up flying in vintage aircraft.

Alistair said, “Flying has always been a huge part of my life. Most recently I have completed my commercial flight training, and currently work as part of the flight operations team at a private jet charter company.

“Growing up I spent a lot of time at Popham Airfield, attending most of their vintage fly-ins with my grandparents, and this is where my love for these types of aircraft just grew and grew.

“I have a real soft spot for ‘G-A . . .’ registered taildraggers, in particular the de Havilland Moth series.

“Having been awarded this scholarship, it will now give me the opportunity to gain the appropriate skills to fly such aircraft. I plan to complete my training on a de Havilland Tiger Moth.”

More details about the award and details of how to apply for the 2022 scholarship are on the VAC website.

Photo shows Alistair receiveing the award from VAC chairperson Anne Hughes at the LAA Rally


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