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Scholarships for budding students

Tuesday, 5th July, 2016

Aero Club President John MacLeod (left) with Steve Radford. Aero Club President John MacLeod (left) with Steve Radford.

For many years the mining companies, in conjunction with the Aero Club of Broken Hill, provided flying scholarships on an annual basis to assist local aviation enthusiasts obtain their pilot license.

Many recipients of the North, South and Zinc mine scholarships went on to fly with major airlines including Qantas, TAA and Ansett.

Now, 40 years after the last mine scholarship was offered, the Aero Club of Broken Hill has announced the first of three annual Radford Family Flying Scholarships valued at $3,000 each.

The scholarships will assist recipients with about half the cost of obtaining an RA-Aus pilot certificate and is open to anyone over the age of 16.

Steve Radford and his father Gary have a long association with local aviation. Steve holds a pilot’s license and is a member of the local Aero Club. 

“Scholarships are a great way to help students become the aviators and engineers of tomorrow and our family is proud to be part of their development,” Steve said.

President of the Aero Club of Broken Hill John Macleod said the club had a long and proud history of flying training and, thanks to the Radford family, this would now continue.

“People interested in applying for a scholarship can call the secretary on 0488 971 614 or watch the BDT for more information in a couple of weeks time,” said Mr Macleod.

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