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BWPA Scholarships

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The Women Pilots’ Association has announced that applications are now open for its 2017 Scholarships. Up to six Scholarships will be awarded to successful women applicants this year. Two of the scholarships, each valued at £1000, are open to women pilots in any form of aviation, including gliding; one is…

Honourable Company of Air Pilots Scholarships (Pre-Solo)

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The Honourable Company of Air Pilots (previously known as the Guild of Air Pilots and Air Navigators -GAPAN) are once again offering a range of scholarships in 2017. A number of gliding scholarships are being offered to people over the age of 16 who have little or no flying experience…

Royal Aero Club Trust 2017 Bursaries

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Applications are now open for 2017 Royal Aero Club Trust bursaries. These bursaries, ranging from £500 to £1000 are available to any UK citizen aged between 14 and 21 who wishes to advance their gliding or other air sport. Follow-on bursaries are also available to those aged up to 24…

Funding for Young Instructors - Reminder

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The Honourable Company of Air Pilots and the BGA are working together to provide funding for a number of young gliding instructor training bursaries. Funding for 2016 is available now. We welcome applications from glider pilots under the age of 25 on application who wish to qualify as either a…

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Gold for Tom at World Junior Champs

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Tom Arscott has won the Gold medal in  the Club Class at the World Junior Gliding Championships which finished today at Narromine in New South Wales with team mate Sam Roddie taking Bronze. Matt Davis and Mike Gatfield finished 10th and 15th respectively in the Standard Class. Going into the…

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Young instructor bursaries

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Following a successful first round of funding in 2015, the Honourable Company of Air Pilots has generously supplied further funding for young pilots gliding instructor bursaries in 2016. Full details are included on the application form that can be viewed and downloaded here.

RAeC Trust Bursary Recipients Announced

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The Royal Aero Club Trust has also announced the recipients of its bursaries for 2015. 17 of the 44 bursaries awarded were for glider pilots, including the Peter Cruddas Foundation Scholarship to Peter Vile (Devon & Somerset GC) to help him in his instructor training. Assistance was provided to two…

RAeS Scholarship Winners Announced

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The winners of the Royal Aeronautical Society Centennial Scholarships for 2015 have been announced. Awards have been made to Elliot Archer (RAFGSA Chilterns), Ethan Barber (Yorkshire), William Blackburn (Wolds), Connor Budworth (Welland), Samantha Veck (Lasham), Nathaniel Robinson (Rattlesden), Christopher Barrott (Nene Valley), Charley Taylor (Bicester), Sam Bush (Norfolk), and Nicholas…