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Liz Inwood Taildragger Scholarship

Are you 35 years old or younger and would like to fly taildragger vintage aircraft? The VAC’s annual award of up to £750 towards a taildragger conversion could help you realise your dream!.

For 2016 winner see here.

For 2017 winner see here.

For 2018 winner see here.

For 2019 winner see here.

For 2020 winner see here.

For 2021 winner see here.

The Vintage Aircraft Club (originally known as the Vintage Aircraft Group) was formed in 1964, and now has nearly 400 members across the UK, providing a focal body for owners, pilots and enthusiasts of vintage and classic light aircraft by arranging fly-ins, social and other events for the benefit of its members. Many of the VAC members’ vintage aircraft are taildraggers and the Club encourages young pilots to transition from nose wheel to taildragger aircraft thus providing an opportunity to fly more vintage types. The Vintage Aircraft Club’s Liz Inwood ‘Taildragger' Scholarship, named in memory of the late Tiger Moth pilot and flying instructor Liz Inwood, is offered annually to a license holder under the age of 35. The successful recipient is offered five hours flying to assist them in transitioning from flying nose wheel aircraft to tailwheel heritage types. The applicant must be the holder of a current PPL, NPPL or LAPL, with 100 hours total flying time of which at least 50 hours are as a pilot in command completed at the time of application. Applications open on 1st June 2022.

All applications must be completed on the application form in pdf format below. If you wish to apply, please download the form onto your hard drive. You can do this by right clicking on the form when it opens in your web browser, and choosing the "Save as" option. If you try to fill out the form in the web browser, without using "Save as" to save a copy to your hard drive, it will not save your answers. Use Adobe Reader to type your answers into the text fields. (Note the character limit for each question!). Tip: If you use Word, or Open Office or similar to compose your answers, you can use their word and character count facility to check the length, then copy and paste into the application form fields. Save and e-mail the completed application form as an attachment to, with the title "Liz Inwood Taildragger Flying Scholarship 2022" in the subject line. Please include in your email the contact details of two referees, one of whom should be your former flying instructor. It should arrive on or before the closing date for applications which is Saturday 30th July 2022. You can also print out and post the completed form to The Vintage Aircraft Club at the address to be found at the bottom of this web page.

The selectors may contact you with further questions, and may request an interview (which could be by telephone) if necessary. The award will include aircraft hire and instructors costs only, it does not for example include any travel, accommodation or subsistence. The award will be paid to a suitable flying school agreed between the selection panel and the successful applicant. The winner of the award will also be invited, as a guest of the Vintage Aircraft Club, to the Light Aircraft Association’s Grass Roots Fly-In at Popham Airfield at the beginning of September where the winner will be formerly announced.

Download Liz Inwood Scholarship Application Form Here

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