Man from Willington, near Bedford, starts dream pilot training scholarship valued at £35,000

Robert Hubbard, 25, has always dreamed of becoming a pilot and says the best part of any holiday is always the airport and the flight!

Robert said: “At 13 years old I signed up to do every newspaper round, so that I could afford to pay for one short flying lesson a month.

“I also joined the Air Cadets and volunteered at a flying school in Cranfield, just so that I could be near aeroplanes.

The best part of any holiday for me is always the airport and the flight.” Even before then, from the pushchair, in fact, he was known for launching polystyrene aeroplanes.He’s even spent time working alongside air ambulances as an NHS paramedic.

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