jarva efendi winner

We are pleased to announce the winner  of the 2019 Nathan Slee/GoFly Scholarship, which is offered to an aspiring Sunshine Coast pilot aged between 14-18 years.  The successful applicant is Jarva Efendi from St John’s College in Nambour.

The scholarship is designed to assist a future young aviator who has a passion for aviation but who may have experienced some hardship or financial barriers in following their dream of learning to fly.

The Scholarship is valued at around $8,000 and will consist of:

  • all on-ground theory and exams for the Recreational Pilot Certificate
  • 25 hours of in-air tuition to give the student the best chance of achieving their Recreational Pilot Certificate
  • Youth Membership of Recreational Aviation Australia
  • use of the GoFly Sling Simulator
  • a subscription to the GoFly Online video lessons
  • a Pilot Log Book
  • a theory book

The scholarship is designed to be completed part-time within 12 months. 

(Don’t forget that we also offer all year round, our discounted GoFly Cadets program for young people aged 14-18 yrs along with our innovative GoFlyOnline online flight lessons.)

Scholarship value

The GoFly Cadet Scholarship is valued at up to $8,000

Everything you need

The scholarship will cover all on-ground and in-air tuition required to give the student the best chance of obtaining their Recreational Pilot Certificate within 25 hours.

Relaxed Pace

The scholarship is a part-time course which can be done over a period of 12 months, flying on the weekends and in school holidays.

Latest technology

You will have access to our simulator and our innovative GoFly Online lessons, our well-maintained Sling aircraft and our highly trained instructors.

All the answers to your questions

Applicants must have be studying either at school or at home and aged between 14 and 18 years old on the date of the deadline.

Applicants must permanently reside and study within the Sunshine Coast region.

The Sunshine Coast region includes the following suburbs and townships:

Applicants must be aged between 14-18 at the time of applying and must come from a household which has a combined annual income of less than $80,000.

Applicants must compose a letter to the Chief Pilot of not more than 500 words, outlining:

(i) why they want to become a pilot, and

(ii) how receiving the Gofly Scholarship and obtaining their pilot certificate will assist with their future career in the aviation industry

(iii) any hardships they are currently experiencing or have overcome

This letter must be emailed to by 5pm on Saturday 30 September.

Applications will be assessed by the owner and Deputy Chief Pilot of GoFly Aviation, Damien Wills, along with  Nathan Slee, Chief Pilot. The successful applicant will be notified in writing and a suitable time for training will be scheduled. it is likely that training will start in the Christmas 2019 holidays.

Training is based on competency rather than hours of study (the Pilot Certificate generally takes between 20-30 hours to achieve.) 

The successful applicant and his/her guardians will be required to sign a form stating that they agree to participate in any GoFly Aviation marketing activities related to this scholarship and agree for their image to be used in social media.

2018 Scholarship Student

The winner of the inaugural GoFly Cadet Scholarship was Adain Harris. Adain flew fortnightly for the 25 hours of the scholarship. You can read his story in the media here.