17 year old Josh Allen, of Blewbury, has been awarded a prestigious Royal Aero Club Trust bursary to enable him to further develop his skydiving skills. The bursary has been awarded under the Royal Aero Club Trust Flying for Youth Scheme.
Josh, who is mid-way through an electrical engineering apprenticeship with a company in Wallingford and also attends the Training Centre at Culham Science Centre, is a keen member of the London Parachute School, near Wallingford. He spends as much time as possible undertaking coached skydiving jumps, works as a volunteer at the parachute school, and intends to use the bursary to obtain a Formation Skydiving 1 qualification. Royal Aero Club Trust bursaries are the subject of keen competition and he has done very well to obtain this award.
The photograph shows Josh shortly after leaving an aircraft at the Parachute School.