Bursary Winners 2010

The Royal Aero Club Trust 2010 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.

2010 Bursaries

Competition for these bursaries was very keen. The awards include the President’s Bursaries and the Peter Cruddas Foundation Scholarship. Well-deserving recipients of bursaries include:

AgeNameFromAwarded For
21Jack NewmanKentPowered Flight Display

"A huge thanks for the award of the Peter Cruddas Foundation Scholarship. My passion in life is aerobatics …….. raw, real seat of the pants flying."

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20Luke DaleDorsetDiamond

"I am honoured to receive the President’s Bursary which will give me a better chance in this year’s National Gliding Championships."

AgeNameFromAwarded For
20Adam RobertsCardiffPowered Flight Aerobatics

"Aerobatics is my next challenge which would be completely unobtainable without this bursary."

AgeNameFromAwarded For
19Alex SaundersNorfolkInstructor

"I am President of my University Gliding Club and help students learn to fly."

AgeNameFromAwarded For
17James Gair-StevensSussexNPPL Self Launching Motor Gliding

"I help out at my Gliding Club to fund my flying, rigging aircraft, and briefing and strapping in pilots."

AgeNameFromAwarded For
16Siena WhitesideOxfordGlider Pilot

"Through the ATC, I am Mayor’s Cadet for service to the community and I fund my flying through babysitting."

AgeNameFromAwarded For
16Antony SalesNorthumberlandBronze

"I am from a single parent family and I need a bursary to fund my flying."

AgeNameFromAwarded For
16Jonathon PhillipsEast YorkshireSilver

"This bursary will eventually allow me to share my passion for gliding and put something back into the sport"

AgeNameFromAwarded For
19Ryan McCreanorN. IrelandFree Fly 1

"I am Secretary of my University Skydive Club and the bursary would enable me to progress to FF1 and open up a new area of the sport."

AgeNameFromAwarded For
19Claire SeymourCambridgeshireFree Fly 1

"I was the first female in my University club to qualify on the RAPS training scheme and I have two part time jobs to fund my skydiving. A bursary would also widen awareness amongst females about the sport."

AgeNameFromAwarded For
20Gregory LucasNorthamptonFree Fly 1

"I am Treasurer and Publicity Officer of my University Club and a bursary would enable me to gain FF1 qualification and compete in National Championships"

AgeNameFromAwarded For
20Westleigh GuestLoughboroughFree Fly 1

"A bursary would allow me to work towards competing in the 2011 Artistic National Championships."

AgeNameFromAwarded For
20Tim BaconWiltshireCanopy Pilot 1

"I am working towards gaining a Canopy Handling Coach qualification so that I can teach students."

AgeNameFromAwarded For
19Idris BirchAberystwythParaglide Advanced Pilot

"This bursary will allow me to gain the necessary experience to represent my country."

Trustees' Special Award

AgeNameFromAwarded For
20David StaggNorfolkBalloon Pilot

"This special award is invaluable and will pay for my examination flight, written examinations and instructor costs."

Other winners of 2010 bursaries
AgeNameFromAwarded For
19Stefan AstleyBedfordshireGliding Instructor
18Ryan BerryHertfordshireGliding Instructor
20Daniel GuestDevonParachuting Free Fly 1
20Christopher MayhewSurreyParachuting Free Fly 1
18Katie LawrenceEssexHangglide Club Pilot

2009 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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