Bursary Winners 2011

The Royal Aero Club Trust 2011 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.

2011 Bursaries

Competition for these bursaries was exceptionally keen. The awards include the President’s Scholars, the Peter Cruddas Foundation Scholarship and the Bramson Bursary. Well-deserving recipients of bursaries include:

AgeNameFromAwarded For
17Alex WalshCotswoldsAOPA Aerobatics

“As a newly qualified pilot the prestigious President’s Scholar bursary will help me financially to progress in my flying career”

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21Joaquin PerezGuildfordNPPL SLMG

"I represent my University in competitions and assist the ATC as a civilian instructor; further training is simply not possible without this bursary”

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19Paul BassettBlackpoolSilver Cross Country & Basic Instructor

"The bursary will enable me to eventually put something back into the sport."

AgeNameFromAwarded For
17Thomas AtkinsStevenageSilver

"Motor-glider and aero-tow flights would be too expensive without the bursary."

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18Sarah ReedGwentSilver

“I’ve been selected for an RAF aptitude test flying scholarship; the bursary will help me achieve my life’s ambition”

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20Sam RoddieNorth YorkshireGold & Basic Instructor

"Being awarded the highly sought after President’s Scholar bursary will increase my chances of being selected for the British Junior Team."

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16William HiltonHigh WycombeBasic Instructor

"An ATC cadet, I am delighted to receive this bursary which will help me in my ambition to fly professionally"

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21Julia RobsonCambridgeGold & Radio Licence

“The prestigious Bramson bursary will enable me to further my qualifications and act as a role model for other young people.”

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19Jakob AungiersSouthamptonFree Fly 2

"My goal is to progress to the top level which, being a University student, I can only achieve with a bursary."

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18Holly HeathfieldNorth YorkshireFree Fly 1 & 2

“A lack of funds has held back my progress; the bursary will enable me to compete in the 2011 National Skydive Championships.”

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20Christopher HorrobinSouthamptonFree Fly 1

"I am a University Training Officer and will use the bursary to take up a new form of skydiving.""

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21Liz TelfordOxfordshire

Free Fly 1 & Nationals


"The award of the Peter Cruddas Foundation Scholarship will enable me to gain sufficient four-way experience to compete in the National Championships."

AgeNameFromAwarded For
16James DaniellWarwickshireClub Pilot

“The bursary will enable me to be part of the next generation of hang glider pilots”

AgeNameFromAwarded For
16Natassia SpenceYorkClub Pilot

"As youth liaison officer on the BHPA Accuracy Panel my ambition is to join the UK squad."

AgeNameFromAwarded For
17Robert DurhamBasingstokeBalloon Pilot

"I have been around balloons since I was 8 years old and a bursary will enable me gain a licence sooner rather than later."

AgeNameFromAwarded For
21Shahid BanglawalaLondonModel aircraft equipment

“I need a bursary to achieve my goal of winning a place on the UK3A team”

AgeNameFromAwarded For
16Richard SmithTyne & WearModel aircraft equipment

"I help run an indoor model flying club and I aim to get my C certificate this year thanks to the bursary"

Other winners of 2011 bursaries
AgeNameFromAwarded For
16Joshua BrownlowNorwichSilver
17Daniel BrownWest MidlandsJunior National 2011
19Alex SzymanskiColchesterXC Silver
17Robert SmithersHertfordshireSilver XC
21Alexandra LaneNorfolkFS/FF1
20Martin RobersonHampshireFF1
21Chris CourtneyHampshireFF1

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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