The Regional Aviation Association of Australia (RAAA) has announced the six recipients of its 2014 scholarships.
RAAA’s Ansett Aviation Training scholarships were awarded to Alexis Herzog from Airline Academy of Australia and Danica Henderson from Australian Airline Pilot Academy. The pair will take an endorsement course on either the Beechcraft Super Kingair B200 or Metroliner III/23.
The RAAA Hawker Pacific avionics scholarship went to Michael Wiggins from Alliance Airlines. He will attend the Aircraft Electronics Association convention and trade show in the USA.
The Jeppesen pilot scholarship was given to Claire Ferguson from Basair Aviation College, who receives a $5,000 prize to help fund her training.
The Jeppesen avionics scholarship, also worth $5,000, went to Jerry Lee Buchanan from Regional Express.
Finally, Samuel Bruyn from Hardy Aviation received the Michelin airframe scholarship and $5,000 prize.
“For our industry to flourish we need good engineers and pilots and this year we were delighted with the quality and detail included by all the applicants,” RAAA chief executive Paul Tyrrell said in a statement.
The winners will be presented with their scholarships at the RAAA national convention, to be held at the Crowne Plaza hotel Hunter Valley from October 8-10.
Australian Aviation magazine is a silver sponsor of the event.