Airservices and Recreation Flying Australia have awarded 10 young men and women a $2,500 Giving Young Flyers Training Support scholarship to help them complete their flight training.
The recipients of the scholarship were chosen based on their commitment to aviation, aptitude for flying and financial need, Airservices said in a statement.
“We hope that through these scholarships we inspire young people to continue their training and obtain their pilot licences,” Airservices executive general manager for corporate and industry affairs Mairi Barton said.
“It is important that we attract and retain the next generation of aviators as we begin to plan for future industry growth, including a 60 per cent increase in air travel over the next 15 years.”
The 10 recipients are:
Beau-Jacob McAuley, 17 years, Coffs Harbour Aero Club, NSW
Brianna Willoughby, 15 years, George Town Aerodrome, TAS
Clare Millett, 15 years, Bathurst Aero Club, NSW
Connal Martin, 14 years, Coominya Flight Training, QLD
James Kissell, 14 years, Murray Bridge Light Aircraft Flying School, SA
Juan Sperling, 18 years, Pathfinder Aviation, Archerfield, QLD
Leah Barber, 22 years, Pathfinder Aviation, Archerfield, QLD
Nash Goode, 15 years, Corowa Recreational Flying, VIC
Nicholas Thompson, 16 years, Caboolture Recreational Aviation, QLD
Toby Mallon, 16 years, Jindabyne Aero Club, NSW