The Jindabyne Aero Club continues its policy of supporting the community in offering two flying scholarships in 2014 to applicants demonstrating a strong desire to learn to fly and seek a career in aviation. Through the generosity of an anonymous donor, the Club was also able to offer a third scholarship. 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 three successful applicants are Toby Mallon, age 15, of Snowy Mountains Grammar School, Brody James, 14, of Jindabyne Central School and Harrison Phillips, 16, of Monaro High School.
All three are very excited about the awards and are looking forward to commencing their flying training with Alpine Aviation Australia .
Jindabyne Aero Club (JAC) 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.