Juniors News

Honourable Company of Air Pilots Gliding Scholarships - Further Opportunity

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There is a further opportunity to apply for a place on a residential gliding course funded by an Honourable Company of Air Pilots flying scholarship. The Scholarships are aimed at those with little or no flying experience who might otherwise not have the necessary resources to experience gliding. They will…

Junior Nationals and Two-Seater Training

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Entries are now open for the 2017 Nationals and Two-Seater Training. These will take place at Nympsfield from 19-27 August. Anyone can apply as long as their 26th birthday falls after 2017. As usual, two-seater competition training will run alongside the competition. You can enter the competition even if you…

RAeS Ann Welch Lecture

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The Royal Aeronautical Society General Aviation Group will be holding their Ann Welch Lecture in London on 25th May entitled ‘UK Junior Gliding – The beginning of the Future’. The presentation, given by Steve Pozerskis will focus on how the BGA has turned a small group of enthusiastic junior pilots…

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…