Eight students in Year 11 and the Sixth Form from The City Academy, Hackney and Clapton Girls’ Academy have celebrated completing an intensive residential two-week gliding course at the London Gliding Club.
The students – including Ramani, Darlington, and Akin who all recently achieved a string of A*/A grades in their GCSEs – arrived having never flown an aircraft and finished the course able to fly a glider solo.
The course, which the students completed last week, is organised by The Air League and sponsored by Boeing, British Airways and Linklaters.
Andy Perkins, trustee of The Air League and Boeing 777 first officer with British Airways, said: “The aim of the project is to increase accessibility to flying, inspire students to consider careers in aviation and give exciting new experiences to young people during their school summer break.”
Read the original article in the Hackney Gazette.