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2012 Royal Aero Club Trust Bursaries

15 March 2012

2012 Royal Aero Club Trust Bursaries

  • Aged between 16 years and 21 years?
  • Got at least a basic sport parachuting qualification?
  • Want to advance your sport parachuting qualifications but lack the funds?
  • Would a bursary help you to realise your air sport ambitions?

Closing date for applications: 31 March 2012       see

The Royal Aero Club Trust announces its bursary scheme for young people for the 2012 season. The bursaries include The President’s Scholarships (2 bursaries each worth up to £750), the Peter Cruddas Foundation Scholarship worth up to £1,000, the Breitling Bursary also worth up to £750, and the Bramson Bursary which is one of a number of additional bursaries worth up to £500 each to anyone between 16 and 21 years of age wishing to progress their interest in either air sports or aviation.

The Royal Aero Club Trust has been offering bursaries for twelve years and a wide range of grants have been awarded. Activities available in the programme include gliding, ballooning, paragliding, hang gliding, parachuting, flying microlights, motor gliders, light aircraft and helicopters, and building and flying model aircraft.  Bursaries are also available for Personal Computer or Flight Simulator pilots wishing to have their first experience of an air sport.

Applicants must be UK citizens, resident in the UK, and training and flying can only be conducted at Clubs, Associations or training establishments in the UK. Applications, which must arrive at the Trust by 31 March 2012, are to be submitted through a Sponsoring Organisation, Club or Association.

Full details, rules and an application form are available on the Royal Aero Club Trust web site,

(originally posted as News on BPA website on 23 September 2011)

Members' help sought by BPA Archivists

6 March 2012

Members' help sought by BPA Archivists

One of the BPA Archivists, Andrew Hilton, is compiling an historical list of UK dropzones and parachuting operations from way back when to the present day. He would be delighted if members could kindly review his DZ list (includes replies to 4 3 12) and let him know of any further additions or corrections.   Andrew would like to thank members who have contributed information so far.  See also: BPA Archive Project page.

Updated 17 May 2012

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