Sky's the limit for student nominated for aviation programme

Fantasy Wings

A student from Arden University will be involved with a new programme, designed to equip young people with a critical understanding of the skills required and significant career development needed in order to become pilots and enter the Aviation Industry.

Fantasy Wings intends to help young people from BAME backgrounds and young women, who remain under-represented groups within the aviation industry, and is partnered with the Biggest Aviation organisations in the UK including British Airways, Virgin Atlantic, NATs, the Air Race World Championships and more. 

As well as helping them understand the skills required to become pilots, at the end of the programme, 50 young people will be selected to have a trial flight and 3 young people will have their 45-hour Private Pilot Licence training sponsored by Fantasy Wings. 

From Arden’s Faculty of STEM, Daukenumwerimi Victory Charles has been put forward for the programme by Dean of the Faculty of STEM, Professor Georgina Harris, and will hopefully be taking to the skies soon. 

Professor Georgina Harris said: "I am so delighted that our students have the chance to take part in the Fantasy Wings scheme. I hope that Daukenumwerimi finds the experience of flying truly exhilarating and that they make the most of this amazing opportunity."

For more information on Fantasy Wings visit here, and to see how a degree in a STEM subject could help you achieve what you were born to do, click here