Freya Wins Flying Bursary

by Alastair Hamilton -

A young woman from East Burra Isle has won a bursary from the Fresson Trust in order to help support her training as a commercial pilot.

Freya Inkster (19) is passionate about flying. Her mum is Canadian and transatlantic flights have been part of Freya's life since she was very small, but of course flying to Aberdeen or other UK destinations is routine for many Shetland youngsters.

Freya has been developing her skills at Langley in British Columbia and already has a private pilot's licence. However, gaining a commercial licence involves a major commitment to further training. In Shetland, Freya has worked and saved hard to pay for lessons, but the support from the Fresson Trust – established in memory of the pilot who first established an air link to Shetland – is obviously very welcome. She has recently been undertaking night flying, which typically involves flying around a number of small airfields, touching down briefly at each and then flying on to the next.

We wish her well in her career – or vocation!

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