Scholarship Winners Careers Take Flight Thanks To Airservices

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23rd August 2010, 02:59pm - Views: 621
Scholarship Winners Careers Take Flight Thanks to Airservices

The careers of a new group of aviation enthusiasts will take flight with the financial assistance of Airservices Australia.

The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association of Australia (AOPA) has confirmed three soon-to-be pilots have secured joint AOPA - Airservices Flying Training Scholarships.

The scholarships are designed to help young student pilots reach a minimum general proficiency flying test level of flying and, in most instances, progress to achieving their commercial pilot's licence.

Winners are chosen by AOPA Board members from entries comprising a flight training plan and an essay.

Presentation, character and an individual's likelihood to succeed in aviation are some of the major considerations for the Board when they select scholarship winners.

Each winner receives $6,000 to subsidise the cost of obtaining a Private or Commercial Pilot's Licence.

Airservices spokesman Rob Walker said the scholarships showcased the industry and supported the sustainability of the general aviation community.

"We recognise that for over half a century, AOPA has represented pilots and aircraft owners in Australia. By supporting AOPA, Airservices encourages entry paths into aviation and young Australians to explore careers in this dynamic industry," Mr Walker said.

"I congratulate all the winners and encourage them to get started with their training and working towards achieving their licences," he said.

Recipients of the 2010 AOPA Airservices Flying Training Scholarships are:
* Luke Hoy, 21 from Indooroopilly, QLD
* Finian Stronach, 19 (Aero Club of Tasmania) from Mt Stuart, TAS
* Ryan Campbell, 16 (Meriumbula Air Services) from Broadwater, NSW.

For photographs of the scholarship winners or media enquiries please call
02 6257 2828
email: [email protected]

Airservices Australia is a Government owned organisation responsible for the safe and efficient management of air traffic across 11 per cent of the
world's air space. Services include air traffic control, airspace management, aeronautical information, radar communications, radio navigation aids,
aviation maintenance and engineering, environmental management and aviation rescue and firefighting.

SOURCE: Airservices

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