Air League Flight Scholarship
Jim Dooley from Living Pictures recently attended the Air League Scholarship annual awards at the Royal Aeronautical Association Park Lane, London. Part of the sale proceeds of a Living Picture which featured a Lancaster bomber flying over the white cliffs of Beachy Head was recently auctioned by Bonhams at the Goodwood Revival in September and were subsequently donated to 617 Squadron Association to help fund the Guy Gibson VC Flying Scholarship.
This is a prestigious scholarship and is open to underprivileged ATC/CCF cadets from across the country. £3,600 is used to fund up to 12 hours flight training on a light aircraft up to solo standard for each scholar.
Tim Heptinstall is seen here proudly displaying his graduation certificate next to Jim Dooley. Tim did the majority of his flight training on a Piper Cherokee and a Cessna 152.
Jim Dooley from Living Pictures meets with the Assistant Chief of the Air Staff Air Vice Marshal Simon Edwards at the annual Flying Scholarship Awards held at the RAS in Park Lane, London.
The Air Vice Marshal was keen to hear about Jim’s successful fund raising campaign which lead to the unveiling of the Bomber Command Memorial in nearby Green Park in 2012.
Successful graduates of Class 2022 gather for a photo opportunity to celebrate their achievements.
Assistant Chief of the Air Staff Air Vice Marshal Simon Edwards addresses attendees at the 2022 Flying Scholarship Awards at The Royal Aeronautical Society Park Lane, London.
From left to right - Air Commodore Ian Dugmore (Secretary 617 Squadron Association) - Guy Gibson VC Flying Scholarship Graduate Tim Heptinstall - Jim Dooley from Jim Dooley Living Pictures - Wing Commander Andrew Walters (Chairman 617 Squadron Association)
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