Bursary Winners 2012

The Royal Aero Club Trust 2012 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.

2012 Bursaries

Competition for these bursaries was exceptionally keen and 28 bursaries were awarded. The awards include the President’s Scholars, the Peter Cruddas Foundation Scholarship, the Breitling Bursary and the Bramson Bursary. Well-deserving recipients of bursaries include:

AgeNameFromAwarded For
20James PorterSwanseaPowered Flight Aerobatics
James Porter

“My sights are set on becoming an aerobatics instructor so that I can give back to aviation”

AgeNameFromAwarded For
19Michael GatfieldMarlowGold Gliding Badge
Michael Gatfield

"Currently Treasurer of my University Gliding Club, my ambition is to fly with world class pilots in international competitions”

AgeNameFromAwarded For
20Suzi ScottSuffolkFormation Skydive 1
Suzi Scott

"I was unable to skydive for over a year due to injury after hitting turbulence but I have gone on to set up a skydiving club at University."

AgeNameFromAwarded For
18James CoughlinNorthern IrelandMicro-light Pilot converting to NPPL (SSEA) - Peter Cruddas Foundation
James Coughlin

"I promote micro-light flying to young people across the UK on behalf of the BMAA.""

AgeNameFromAwarded For
18William WoodEssexBalloon Pilot
William Wood

"I hope to travel and eventually fly balloons commercially"

AgeNameFromAwarded For
16Adam LomaxNewarkGB Radio Control Aerobatic Aircraft equipment and competitions
Adam Lomax


"Currently, I borrow equipment and a bursary will enable me to purchase equipment to compete at European and World Championship level."

Other winners of 2012 bursaries
AgeNameFromAwarded For
20James PorterSwanseaPower Flight Aerobatics
17Peter CarterNorfolkSilver Gliding Badge
19Andrew CollingsColchesterSilver Cross Country & Cross Country
19Michael GarfieldMarlowGold Gliding Badge (Bramson Bursary)
20Oliver GilesCongletonBronze Gliding Badge & Cross Country
16Charlotte GordonCaithnessBronze Gliding Badge
16Joshua HopeHertfordshireSilver Gliding Badge
19Charlie JessopDunstableNational Private Pilots Licence (SLMG)-  (President’s Scholar)
20Andrew MonkLondonSilver Gliding Badge (President’s Scholar)
18Jordan RichardsCornwallSilver Gliding Badge
18Matthew RuskinCambridgeBronze Gliding Badge & Cross Country
20Richard WilliamsonCornwallSilver Gliding Badge
20Katherine BaileyMelton MowbrayFormation Skydive Coach
20Kieran BridgesLiverpoolFree Fly 1
19Callum CollinsLondonFormation Skydive 1
21Gregory EdenWokingFormation Skydive 1
20Cat LeesYorkFormation Skydive 1
19Aled MasonLlanelliFormation Skydive 1
18Amy RoweCoventryFormation Skydive Coach
19Rebecca StevensDevizesFormation Skydive 1
20Oliver SheppardWiltshireFormation Skydive 1
20Suzi ScottSuffolkFormation Skydive 1
18Guy WellsDevonFree Fly 2 (Breitling Bursary)
20Lucy WestgarthEdinburghFree Fly 1
18James CoughlinNorthern IrelandNPPL (SSEA) micro-light conversion
17William LawrenceEssexClub Pilot Paragliding
18William WoodEssexBalloon Pilot
16Adam LomaxNewarkGB RCAA equipment & competitions

2011 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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