First woman wins pilot training scholarship at home of aviation

The first woman has joined a scheme that allows young people to learn how to fly at the British home of aviation in Farnborough.

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  1. Mike Pearse

First female flier to win scholarship begins training

A 19 year-old from Hampshire has become the first woman to be win a flying scholarship from Farnborough Airport. Training to become a pilot costs tens of thousands of pounds. The grant scheme assists young local people with the initial cost of lessons.

The scheme also helps to keep the tradition of flying alive at the birthplace of British aviation.

Farnborough was the site of of the first ever powered flight in Britain. ITV Meridian's Transport Correspondent Mike Pearse reports.

"It's a lot of hard work, but I'm willing to take it on..." says first female to win pilot training scholarship at Farnborough

Miriam Pratap says she welcomes the challenge of learning to fly at Farnborough

The first woman has joined a scheme that allows young people to learn how to fly at the British home of aviation in Farnborough.

NIneteen-year-old Miriam Pratap from local area, has been awarded a scholarship to help her start her training. Learning how to become a pilot can cost more than £100,000.

Some of the pilot training takes place in a flight simulator

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