ITV News covered 17-year-old student Georgia Pescod receiving her Private Pilot’s Licence after being awarded the Attagirls Molly Rose Pilot Scholarship.
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, had 10 flying hours in her logbook when she won the scholarship earlier this year. Undertaking her training at the Cambridge Aero Club during the summer holidays, she flew in a Cessna 152, including 10 hours solo, to achieve her PPL.
We are extremely grateful to Marshall of Cambridge, the British Women Pilots' Association (BWPA) and Cambridge Aero Club for their kind support to make the inaugural scholarship possible.
Details of the 2023-34 scholarship will be announced soon.
Left to right: Paul Olavesen-Stabb, Attagirls novel author & film producer; Georgia Pescod, pilot; and Kathy Jenkins, CEO, Marshall of Cambridge.