Guernsey flying bursary in name of pilot James Whalley

A bursary in memory of pilot James Whalley is being offered to young people in Guernsey who are interested in learning to fly.

Mr Whalley, who died in a skiing accident last year, learned to fly in the island when he was 19 and went on to work for Aurigny and Easyjet.

The bursary has been set up by his family with the Guernsey Aero Club.

His father Dave said: "I'm sure he would have been really keen and really enthusiastic about it."

Mr Whalley said: "He did like to encourage young people to pursue their dreams, which is what he did through his life."

Through the bursary the Aero Club is offering a limited number of flying starter packs, which include two hours of flying instruction and ground school.

Anyone wanting to apply needs to summarise in 200 words why they should be considered for the bursary.

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