A wonderful day at RAFFCA as The RAF Charitable Trust & The RAF Flying Clubs’ Association are delighted to announce that 10 personnel, selected from the 2018 Junior Rank Pilot Scholarship Scheme (JRPSS) intakes, have been awarded a JRPSS Top-Up-Scheme (TUS) Grant to fund their full Pilot’s Licence.
After receiving an initial scholarship this year through the scheme run by the RAF Flying Clubs and RAF Charitable Trust that see’s Junior Ranks in the Royal Air Force go from zero flight experience to flying an aircraft solo as pilot in command. 10 have been awarded a grant that will take them from that first solo flight to obtaining a Pilots Licence allowing them to advance and develop in aviation.
One of the 10 successful Scholars is SAC Tristan Hyland. SAC Hyland has travelled from his now home base of RAF Akrotiri in Cyprus to conduct his flight training at RAF Flying Club Brize Norton. SAC Hyland had shown great enthusiasm and ability during training and successfully achieved a Solo Flight as Pilot in Command in the required hours. With Great confidence and determination he has completed multiple Ground School Exams and a successful TUS Application will now see him advance that training and soon be the holder of a Pilots Licence.
A full list of all 10 applicants and more information on the JRPSS and RAF Charitable trust can be found at www.JrFLY.co.uk A great place to keep an eye on the forthcoming 2019 JRPSS as applications window prepares to open.
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Photo’s in post taken by RAF Akrotiri Station Photographer SAC M Woodhouse.