Royal Aero Club Trust Bursaries

From the BGA:

The deadline for applications for 2013 Royal Aero Club Trust bursaries has been extended. Applications now need to be received the BGA office by 17th March 2013.

In 2013, the bursaries will include The President's Award (two bursaries each worth up to £750), a further bursary worth up to £1,000 (The Peter Cruddas Foundation Scholarship), the Breitling Bursary also worth up to £750, and the Bramson Bursary worth up to £500 as well as a number of additional bursaries worth up to £500 each to suitable candidates. 

The scheme is divided into two categories of Bursaries:

  • Flying Bursaries/Grants for those wishing to advance from one recognised level of air sport to the next higher level and wish to upgrade their existing qualifications;
  • FlightSim Bursaries/Grants for Computer Flight Simulation enthusiasts wishing to gain practical experience of flying or an air sport.

The scheme and the bursaries comprise all types of air sports and aviation-related activities including: paragliding, gliding, hang-gliding, parachuting, microlight aircraft, helicopter, fixed wing aircraft and the designing, building and flying of model aeroplanes.

Applicants for these grants must hold British Citizenship and be permanently resident in UK and aged 16-21 years.

Gliding usually features strongly in the awards. Please would you encourage your young pilots to consider applying. A list of the 2012 winners of gliding bursaries, along with more details oft he awards is at
Keith Auchterlonie
BGA Communications Officer
0116 289 2956 / 07736 335578