2011 Bursary Winners

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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:

Age Name From Awarded For
20 James Porter Swansea Powered Flight Aerobatics
James Porter

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

Age Name From Awarded For
19 Michael Gatfield Marlow Gold Gliding Badge
Michael Gatfield

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

Age Name From Awarded For
20 Suzi Scott Suffolk Formation 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."

Age Name From Awarded For
18 James Coughlin Northern Ireland Micro-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.""

Age Name From Awarded For
18 William Wood Essex Balloon Pilot
William Wood

"I hope to travel and eventually fly balloons commercially"

Age Name From Awarded For
16 Adam Lomax Newark GB 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
Age Name From Awarded For
20 James Porter Swansea Power Flight Aerobatics
17 Peter Carter Norfolk Silver Gliding Badge
19 Andrew Collings Colchester Silver Cross Country & Cross Country
19 Michael Garfield Marlow Gold Gliding Badge (Bramson Bursary)
20 Oliver Giles Congleton Bronze Gliding Badge & Cross Country
16 Charlotte Gordon Caithness Bronze Gliding Badge
16 Joshua Hope Hertfordshire Silver Gliding Badge
19 Charlie Jessop Dunstable National Private Pilots Licence (SLMG)-  (President’s Scholar)
20 Andrew Monk London Silver Gliding Badge (President’s Scholar)
18 Jordan Richards Cornwall Silver Gliding Badge
18 Matthew Ruskin Cambridge Bronze Gliding Badge & Cross Country
20 Richard Williamson Cornwall Silver Gliding Badge
20 Katherine Bailey Melton Mowbray Formation Skydive Coach
20 Kieran Bridges Liverpool Free Fly 1
19 Callum Collins London Formation Skydive 1
21 Gregory Eden Woking Formation Skydive 1
20 Cat Lees York Formation Skydive 1
19 Aled Mason Llanelli Formation Skydive 1
18 Amy Rowe Coventry Formation Skydive Coach
19 Rebecca Stevens Devizes Formation Skydive 1
20 Oliver Sheppard Wiltshire Formation Skydive 1
20 Suzi Scott Suffolk Formation Skydive 1
18 Guy Wells Devon Free Fly 2 (Breitling Bursary)
20 Lucy Westgarth Edinburgh Free Fly 1
18 James Coughlin Northern Ireland NPPL (SSEA) micro-light conversion
17 William Lawrence Essex Club Pilot Paragliding
18 William Wood Essex Balloon Pilot
16 Adam Lomax Newark GB RCAA equipment & competitions

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