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.
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Two private citizens have already paid a "significant deposit" to take the week-long trip.