Highflying Scarborough cadet wins flying scholarship


A HIGH-FLYING Scarborough cadet beat off stiff nationwide competition to win coveted flying scholarship from the Royal Air Force Association.

Cadet Sergeant Abbi Flynn, 16, was one of only eleven in the country to receive the scholarship after going through a rigorous selection process at RAF College Cranwell.

Abbi, a student at Scarborough Sixth Form College, said: “Being awarded a scholarship is very humbling. I’ve had so many adventures in the air cadets but achieving this is one of the best.  To have 12 hours of free flying tuition is a once in a lifetime opportunity that I can’t wait to be begin!”

Flight Lieutenant Steven Lewis, Officer Commanding Scarborough Air Cadets said: “Since joining at the age of 12 Abbi has gone from strength to strength. She overcame her initial fear of flying to reach the dizzy heights of a scholarship. We are so proud of her achievement, she is an inspiration to all.”

Abbi begins the scholarship in the summer and hopes to eventually become a pilot in the RAF.

Pictured is Abbi Flynn with her parents, Rachel and Tony.

Scarborough Air Cadets meet at the Cadet Centre on Coldyhill Lane, on Tuesday and Friday evenings. For more information visit their website here.

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