Firstly, congratulations to Joe who got his bronze last weekend … just the XC endorsement to do then you can start flying around different parts of the country.

Speaking of the XC endorsement, part of the training for this requires a rather more expensive flight in the motor glider. However, it is now the time of year where various organisations start to offer bursaries and scholarships to young and aspiring pilots.  These come in many forms and the majority of which are on a link on the cadet website under the ‘Sponsorship’ tab. Now these can be used for anything from pre-solo training, the XC endorsement to advanced aerobatic flying … take a look to see what they have to offer.

If you want to know first hand then speak to some of the older juniors who have benefited from someone else paying for some of their training … Dan C, Ryan and Stefan have all had some financial help  at some stage or another.

The BGA sent out an email the other day about one bursary in particular …

2013 Royal Aero Club Trust Bursaries

Details of the 2013 Royal Aero Club Trust Bursaries have been announced. Flying bursaries of up to £1000 are available to post-solo pilots, aged between 16 and 21 to progress their interest in either air sports or aviation.

Last year, 28 bursaries were awarded of which 10 were received by glider pilots.

Applications need to be received by the BGA no later than 28 February 2013. More details are on the RAeC Trust web site at http://www.royalaeroclubtrust.org/bursaries.html

In order to receive these emails from the BGA & also LGC then you will need to sign up to the mailing list .. links on the ‘links’ tab funnily enough on the website.