In January 2014, Philip was involved in a serious industrial accident losing his right forearm. This led to a very challenging period in his life when he had to learn how to do everything with just his left arm including writing his own name.
Aviation has been part of Philip’s life since he was a young boy. From listening to his grandfather’s stories about the war and visits to local airports with his father to watch the planes to working for Airbus manufacturing the A320 wings, he has always wanted to learn to fly.
“A flying scholarship will show my friends and family that even in adversity, positive things can be accomplished. Learning to fly will change my life for the better and give me the foundation to find work in the aviation industry once again.”