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18 OCTOBER 2021


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Article from BTNews 18 OCTOBER 2021

Pilot scholarship for ladies

Applications are invited from young women from all backgrounds, aged between 17 and 24 for a Private Pilot's Licence (PPL) with all costs covered.

The aim of the ‘Attagirls Molly Rose Pilot Scholarship', brainchild of Paul Olavesen-Stabb, author of the new novel ‘Attagirls' and Director of Aetheris Publishing, is to offer the chance to a young female candidate with little or no flying experience, and who might otherwise not have the necessary resources, to complete their PPL.  

The scholarship was inspired by the lead aviatrix heroine, Molly Rose, featured in Paul's new book, titled ‘Attagirls', based on the true story of Molly's life as a pilot in the Air Transport Auxiliary during WWII.  She and her comrades remain today an absolute inspiration to all young women, with the story of their unimaginable bravery, determination and sacrifices when they were so young themselves, still empowering women everywhere…'courage under pressure'.  The book is to be turned into a feature film.

The winning applicant will be mentored by two current female pilots, Zoe Cameron, Scholarship Ambassador and airline pilot for Virgin Atlantic; and Laura Mayer, light aircraft flying instructor and pilot who herself moved into the world of aviation by winning an aviation scholarship.

The successful winner of the scholarship will obtain her flying training with the Marshall-owned Cambridge Aero Club, which was founded in 1930 by Molly Rose's brother Arthur (later Sir Arthur) Marshall.  

The British Women Pilots' Association (BWPA) has generously agreed to sponsor accommodation, subsistence and travel package for the winning scholarship applicant.  


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