Congratulations to the recipients of the 2012 Guild of Air Pilots and Air Navigators (GAPAN) Flying Scholarships. The Guild flying scholarships and bursaries provide an opportunity for people who would like to become pilots or to further their qualifications as pilots.
Following an exacting selection process over recent months, a total of four Private Pilot Licence scholarships, four Instructor Scholarships and two Gliding Scholarships have been made. In addition three existing Flying Instructors have been able to improve their qualifications thanks to Guild Bursaries.
The four PPL scholarships have been awarded to Thomas Baldock, Sebastian Krzyzewski, Megan Foley and William Hardy, and four Flight Instructor scholarships to Duncan MacDonald, Paul Thomason, Mark Green and Gary Hutchinson. Also, two gliding scholarships have been awarded to Tobias Radke and Connor Richardson.
The three recipients of the Guild 2012 Flying Instructor Bursaries have already flown and completed their courses to gain additional qualifications. Tony Ellams gained his Multi Engine Instructor Rating at Bournemouth Commercial Flight Training, Tom Atkinson completed the training to lift his “no applied instrument” restriction at Ravenair and Dean Foulds had his “no applied instrument” restriction lifted at Bournemouth Commercial Flight Training.
“We are delighted such worthy recipients have been selected for the Guild’s 2012 bursaries and scholarships” said Master of the Guild, Air Marshal Cliff Spink CB CBE FCMI FRAeS. “We wish all our winners well, and look forward to hearing how they progress throughout the summer.”