FSDP Scholars at Blackbushe

Aerobility have just finished hosting Flying Scholarship’s for Disabled People (FSDP) two scholars Sylvia Wheeler and Mary Doyle. They were awarded twenty hours of tuition, and have spent the last three weeks learning to fly with us here at Blackbushe. Both ladies showed great promise and we hope they had a good time with us, Aerobility certainly enjoyed providing their instruction.

Mary decided to spend some extra time with us once she had completed her quota, and was rewarded for her extra effort with a first solo on her last day. Instructor Mike Owen takes up the story:

On the last day of Marys 3 week scholarship the wind changed so that runway 07R was in use – all her previous circuit training was on 25L. So Mary was initially thrown off her previous day’s excellent circuit standard by the new right hand view, but soon got into it.

After a good morning's work we had one last check circuit which went well. Then Mary was happy to try so off she went.

View from the tower was that she did a great circuit and a good landing. The photo shows her smile - well done Mary - congratulations.

And so say all of us, we look forward to welcoming you back to complete your PPL.