2009 Bursary Winners

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The Royal Aero Club Trust
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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:

Age Name From Awarded For
21 Jack Newman Kent Powered Flight Display
Jack Newman

"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."

Age Name From Awarded For
20 Luke Dale Dorset Diamond
Luke Dale

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

Age Name From Awarded For
20 Adam Roberts Cardiff Powered Flight Aerobatics
Adam Roberts

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

Age Name From Awarded For
19 Alex Saunders Norfolk Instructor
Alex Saunders

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

Age Name From Awarded For
17 James Gair-Stevens Sussex NPPL Self Launching Motor Gliding
James Stevens

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

Age Name From Awarded For
16 Siena Whiteside Oxford Glider Pilot
Siena Whiteside

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

Age Name From Awarded For
16 Antony Sales Northumberland Bronze
Antony Sales

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

Age Name From Awarded For
16 Jonathon Phillips East Yorkshire Silver
Jonathon Phillips

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

Age Name From Awarded For
19 Ryan McCreanor N. Ireland Free Fly 1
Ryan McCreanor

"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."

Age Name From Awarded For
19 Claire Seymour Cambridgeshire Free Fly 1
Claire Seymour

"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."

Age Name From Awarded For
20 Gregory Lucas Northampton Free Fly 1
Gregory Lucas

"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"

Age Name From Awarded For
20 Westleigh Guest Loughborough Free Fly 1
Wes Guest

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

Age Name From Awarded For
20 Tim Bacon Wiltshire Canopy Pilot 1
Tim Bacon

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

Age Name From Awarded For
19 Idris Birch Aberystwyth Paraglide Advanced Pilot
Idris Birch

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

Trustees' Special Award

Age Name From Awarded For
20 David Stagg Norfolk Balloon Pilot
David Stagg

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

Other winners of 2009 bursaries
Age Name From Awarded For
19 Stefan Astley Bedfordshire Gliding Instructor
18 Ryan Berry Hertfordshire Gliding Instructor
20 Daniel Guest Devon Parachuting Free Fly 1
20 Christopher Mayhew Surrey Parachuting Free Fly 1
18 Katie Lawrence Essex Hangglide Club Pilot

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