LOCAL man Callum Tinnion has won a helicopter pilot training sponsorship with Helicentre Aviation Academy worth over £80,000.
This is the first ever sponsorship offered by the company which covers the full cost of all the required flying from hour building to commercial ground and flight training, as well as the flight instructor course, totalling over 180 flying hours that Callum will never have to pay back. Training will take place at the company’s Midlands-based facility on a variety of helicopter types including the Guimbal Cabri G2, the company’s flagship training platform.
Also as part of the sponsorship award, once Callum has completed the training, he will be offered full-time employment.
Callum said, “I have wanted to be a pilot my entire life and even back in primary school and secondary school I was dreaming of becoming a helicopter pilot.
“When I was told I had won the sponsorship, I was speechless. I had no idea what to say apart from thank you. Knowing that I had just been offered a direct route into the career I have always wanted, was a dream come true.
“The sponsorship will allow me to focus all my energy into what I have wanted to do for as long as I can remember, and I look forward to taking on the challenges of training and in working in this dynamic industry.”
To follow Callum’s training progress, visit www.helicopterscholarships.com/winners_blog/15/120