GoFly Aviation is pleased to announce that the winner of its inaugural GoFly Cadet Scholarship is Adain Harris, from St John’s College in Nambour. Adain will fly once each fortnight until he has completed his Pilot Certificate. You can read the story in the media here.
Damien Wills, Chief Pilot and owner of GoFly Aviation, is committed to helping people achieve their dreams of flying. The GoFly Cadet Scholarship will be offered every year to an aspiring pilot aged between 14-18 years old. The GoFly Cadet Scholarship is designed to assist future young aviators who display a passion for aviation and who have experienced some hardship or barriers in following their dream of learning to fly a plane. Applications will be called for in August each year (on this page) with a closing date of approximately late October.
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: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Sunshine_Coast_Region_suburbs
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 firstname.lastname@example.org by 5pm on Saturday 30 September.
Applications will be assessed by the owner and Chief Pilot of GoFly Aviation, Damien Wills, along with a representative from Recreational Aviation Australia. 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 2017 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.