Lauren Flying Case Study

Lauren flies high with RAFA scholarship

Each year, six exceptional cadets are selected for a flying scholarship to reward them for their service in the CCF (RAF), Air Training Corps, Girls Venture Corps Air Cadets or Air (Explorer) Scouts.

Five of the cadets receive 12 hours training each, and the overall top candidate is rewarded with a course of 35 hours flight training in a light aircraft. The course covers all or part of the tuition needed to obtain a National Private Pilot Licence.

In 2016, Cadet Warrant Office Lauren Rynsberger from Magdalene College School CCF won the top prize of the 35 Hours scholarship. Lauren was presented with the award at the RAF Association’s Annual Conference in Blackpool, by the then Chief of Air Staff, Sir Andrew Pulford. Lauren is pictured in the cockpit of the Cessna 152 at South Warwickshire Flying School.

Applications open in September, full details are available on the RAFA website www.rafa.org.uk/flying-scholarships.