Helping Wings Bursary recipient flies high

From Port of Jersey
4th October 2022

The successful applicant for the Helping Wings 2022 Flying Bursary, which is sponsored by Ports of Jersey, has now begun her flying instruction.

16-year-old Heather Armstrong, who is profoundly deaf, applied for the bursary, which provides a local resident who may not otherwise get the chance to learn to fly with £2000 worth of training.

Heather has experienced her first flight with Synergy Flight Training and is looking forward to the full course she will receive. She said: “’I am thrilled to have this opportunity and really enjoyed my first lesson. I am honoured that Helping Wings chose me for this incredible once-in-a-lifetime experience, which I applied for without really thinking I would actually get it!”

This is the seventh year that Ports of Jersey have sponsored the bursary, through which Helping Wings have welcomed students with a variety of disabilities onto their training scheme.

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