Bursary Winners 2009

The Royal Aero Club Trust 2009 Bursaries for Youngsters Wishing to Progress in Air Sport & Aviation Associated Activities.

In 2002 the Royal Aero Club Trust as part of its Flying for Youth Program (FfY) launched a Bursary Scheme for young people between 16 and 21, to provide financial assistance for those wishing to upgrade their existing qualification in a wide range of air sports and aviation related activities. To be eligible they have to provide proof that they are a member of one of the Royal Aero Club's air sports association.

2009 Bursaries

Competition for these bursaries was very keen. Well-deserving recipients of bursaries include:

AgeNameFromAwarded For
17Russell MansfieldSuffolkBronze

"The bursary will enable me to go soaring without having to worry about financial issues that would normally restrict the length of my flight."

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20Liam WattNorth YorkshireInstructor

"My financial situation is limited which impedes my progression towards flight instructor."

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17David HaydenBedfordshireGold

"I work at my Gliding Club and all the money that I earn goes on flying."

AgeNameFromAwarded For
17Steven DallFifeBronze

"My club subsidy ceases when I become 18 and a bursary will assist me achieve my flying goals"

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16Jamie ThompsonEast YorkshireBronze

"I cannot progress to the next qualification without a bursary."

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17Sarah AshdownSussexBronze

"I’m sure that a bursary would send the message that the Trust is supportive of female pilots."

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16Zakk HuttonStaffordshireBronze

"I have a debilitating condition. A bursary would be fantastic help to enable me achieve my air sport goals and act as a role model for those with similar conditions."

AgeNameFromAwarded For
19Edward MonteithN. IrelandFormation Skydive Coach

"As a student it is difficult to afford skydiving. A bursary would allow me to become qualified as a coach"

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20James BeattieN. IrelandFree Fly 1

"The only thing holding me back from gaining a Free Fly 1 qualification is lack of financial aid."

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21Jenny BuckleOxfordshireFree Fly 1

"Despite struggling to find both time and money for skydiving I have progressed well and every sacrifice has been worthwhile."

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19Lucy EldredCo. DurhamFormation Skydive 1

"A bursary would open doors for me and benefit my university club."

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19Gordon FrostGordon FrostAero modelling equipment

"I made the Scottish team for the international triple crown aero modelling competition but I need new equipment to make the UK F3A team ."

Other winners of 2009 bursaries
AgeNameFromAwarded For
16Thomas ArscottSurreyGliding Bronze
19Colin FieldWiltshireGliding Instructor
20Oliver LlewellynBuckinghamshireGliding Diamond
17Alex HopkinsKentParachuting Free Fly 1
18James AddisonCambridgeshireParachuting Formation Skydive 1
19Holly BeeLancashireParachuting Formation Skydive 1
16Farren SmithEssexFlight Simulator Air Experience
19Joseph ThompsonLeicestershireParaglide Club Pilot
17Robert GroutCumbriaParaglide Club Pilot
16Connor StephensonNorth YorkshireAero Modelling National Indoor Aerobatics Championships

2010 Bursary Winners

The Trust Administrator would welcome enquiries from Commercial organisations, Grant-giving bodies and private donors wishing to sponsor bursaries.

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