2010 Bursary Winners

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The Royal Aero Club Trust
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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:

Age Name From Awarded For
17 Alex Walsh Cotswolds AOPA Aerobatics
Alex Walsh

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

Age Name From Awarded For
21 Joaquin Perez Guildford NPPL SLMG
Joaquin Perez

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

Age Name From Awarded For
19 Paul Bassett Blackpool Silver Cross Country & Basic Instructor
Paul Bassett

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

Age Name From Awarded For
17 Thomas Atkins Stevenage Silver
Thomas Atkins

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

Age Name From Awarded For
18 Sarah Reed Gwent Silver
Sarah Reed

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

Age Name From Awarded For
20 Sam Roddie North Yorkshire Gold & Basic Instructor
Sam Roddie

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

Age Name From Awarded For
16 William Hilton High Wycombe Basic Instructor
William Hilton

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

Age Name From Awarded For
21 Julia Robson Cambridge Gold & Radio Licence
Julia Robson

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

Age Name From Awarded For
19 Jakob Aungiers Southampton Free Fly 2
Jakob Aungiers

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

Age Name From Awarded For
18 Holly Heathfield North Yorkshire Free Fly 1 & 2
Holly Heathfield

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

Age Name From Awarded For
20 Christopher Horrobin Southampton Free Fly 1
Christopher Horrobin

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

Age Name From Awarded For
21 Liz Telford Oxfordshire

Free Fly 1 & Nationals

Liz Telford

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

Age Name From Awarded For
16 James Daniell Warwickshire Club Pilot
James Daniell

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

Age Name From Awarded For
16 Natassia Spence York Club Pilot
Natassia Spence

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

Age Name From Awarded For
17 Robert Durham Basingstoke Balloon Pilot
Robert Durham

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

Age Name From Awarded For
21 Shahid Banglawala London Model aircraft equipment
Shahid Banglawala

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

Age Name From Awarded For
16 Richard Smith Tyne & Wear Model aircraft equipment
Richard Smith

"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
Age Name From Awarded For
16 Joshua Brownlow Norwich Silver
17 Daniel Brown West Midlands Junior National 2011
19 Alex Szymanski Colchester XC Silver
17 Robert Smithers Hertfordshire Silver XC
21 Alexandra Lane Norfolk FS/FF1
20 Martin Roberson Hampshire FF1
21 Chris Courtney Hampshire FF1

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