Pictured (left to right): Brandon O'Reilly, CEO of TAG Farnborough Airport; and Leo Tang, winner of the TAG Flying Scholarship 2017 Under the auspices of the Honourable Company of Air Pilots’ scholarship programme, TAG Farnborough Airport has launched the TAG Flying Scholarship for 2018 to help a young person achieve their Private Pilot Licence (PPL). The TAG Flying Scholarship is part of the airport’s ‘Aviation to Education’ programme, which has been running for eleven years and engages schools and colleges within the local area to inform and educate about aviation.

Over the past decade, scholarship recipients have progressed to a variety of professional roles within the aviation industry, such as commercial airline pilot. 2017 winner Leo Tang was able to undergo flight training at Phoenix Aviation’s base in Lee-on-the-Solent and was successful in gaining his PPL in Autumn 2017.

Leo Tang commented: “My ultimate goal has always been to pursue a career within the aviation industry, to become a professional pilot and qualify as a flying instructor, allowing me to pass on my skills to the next generation of young flying enthusiasts. The support of the Flying Scholarship has been invaluable, allowing me to make my dreams a reality.”