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Royal Aero Club Trust Bursary

by Thomas on Nov. 26, 2002 @ 2:47 p.m. PST

The Royal Aero Club Trust, a British charity whose patron is HRH the Duke of York, has launched a bursary scheme for young people as part of its Flying for Youth programme. Money for real flight training is available for young people who wish to upgrade their existing qualification in a wide range of aviation-related activities, from paragliding to building and flying model aeroplanes – or even 'upgrading' from simulated flying to the real thing!

The Trust has kicked off the scheme by making three bursaries available, and of particular interest to young UK flight simmers is the first industry donation from leading flight sim publisher Just Flight. Entries are being co-ordinated by flight sim magazine PC Pilot, itself an associate member of the RAeC. There is £500.00 up for grabs for a young flight simmer, aged between 16 and 21, who wants to convert their stick time on PC into flying training.

To be considered for the bursary, you will need to convince the bursary commitee in no more than 700 words why you think you deserve the financial assistance. What is being looked for, in addition to an interest in flight simulation, is a real desire to undertake some formal flying training. Priority will be given to those residents who have a goal to their training, such as building PPL hours and becoming a career pilot.

Details of the bursary scheme are also available in the Christmas issue of PC Pilot, on sale December 6th from most newsagents or direct from

Applications for the bursary should be sent as a Word or text document to or by post to: RAEC Bursary c/o PC Pilot, PO Box 11, St. Ives, PE27 3GW. Entries are open to UK residents aged between 16 and 21 at the time of entry, and applications must be received no later than 31 January 2003.

You can obtain more details about the Royal Aero Club Trust and the bursary scheme from their website at

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