VIDEO: Cranfield Flying School launches scholarship competition

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WANNABE airline pilots could win the chance to enroll on a course that could lead to them becoming a commercial pilot.

Cranfield Flying School has joined forces with audio specialist Sennheiser to launch its ‘Live Your Dream’ campaign, part of which allows aspiring aviators to participate in a competition to win one of two flight training scholarship.

The scheme is designed to motivate people with a passion for flying to overcome the barriers and begin flight training.

New or prospective pilots can find more information about the Live Your Dream initiative at
Participants in the Flight Training Scholarship Competition will be encouraged to describe the origin of their passion for flight, and why they want to become a pilot.

The most compelling entries have a chance of winning a scholarship valued at a minimum of £1,000.

To participate, flight enthusiasts enrolled at Cranfield Flying School can register on the Live Your Dream website and post a written story, or upload a video expressing their passion for flying on YouTube. The most exciting and creative entries can be awarded one of two scholarships for 2013.

Director of Sennheiser, Dave Dunlap, said: “Sennheiser has been supporting the broader aviation community since the early eighties, when we launched our first aviation headsets.

“With our Live Your Dream initiative, we are taking an important step towards encouraging aspiring pilots to take the next step in realising their aviation goals. We want to help make the path towards becoming a pilot easier, more informative and more fun and hope that anyone with a passion for aviation takes the next step in realising their dreams.”

And Head of Digital and Marketing at Cranfield Flying School, Gautam Lewis, added: “For us, Sennheiser has the lineage and integrity in Aviation equipment design which help make pilots lives in the air better.

“Knowing their work and equipment from my time managing high profile bands such The Libertines and the Hives, and my role in international television broadcast, I trust what they do and its very important for us to find partners who are thinking outside of the box and are passionate about getting more people interested in aviation”

The school offers a wide range of flying courses for students seeking to start a career as an airline pilot or who wish to experience the joy of hands on flight.

Every student educated at the school has the potential to become a heavy jet pilot. The specialty is in the training of those wishing to obtain their Commercial Pilots Licence, Instrument Rating, Multi-Engine Rating, and Flight Instructor through to Private Pilot’s Licence and beyond.