Students flying high

THREE young Jindabyne students were flying high at the weekend when they learned they had been awarded the inaugural flying scholarships funded by the Jindabyne Aero Club.

The three students - Harrison Phillips, aged 17 of Monaro High School, Toby Mallan, aged 15 of Snowy Mountains Grammar School, and Brody James, aged 14 of Jindabyne Central School - had been interviewed and taken on a short test flight in February.

Each scholarship is worth $750 and flying training will be provided by Alpine Aviation Australia at Jindabyne Randall Community Aerodrome. This flying training facility is operated by Martin Hughes, an ex-RAF pilot and experienced flying instructor.

The students will undertake the five hours of tuition towards obtaining a Recreational Aviation Australia Pilot Certificate.

All three are very excited about the awards and are looking forward to commencing their flying training.

Jindabyne Aero Club has a strong tradition and history of supporting community initiatives and groups and, since its formation 21 years ago, has maintained the airfield and associated facilities for the benefit of the local community, visitors, the National Parks and Emergency Services.

The club will be celebrating its 21st birthday over the weekend April 26-27 with open days at the Aerodrome with plenty of action, stalls, exhibitions, static displays, adventure flights and TIFs (Trial Instruction Flights). Everyone is welcome, family friendly.

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