GLIDING: Buckminster teenager receives £400 bursary

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Buckminster Gliding Club’s James Taylor has been awarded a bursary of £400 to further his gliding ambitions, thanks to the Royal Aero Club Trust (RAeCT). He was also awarded a bursary in 2012 for aerobatics.

Bursaries of this type, which are part of the Trust’s Flying for Youth (FfY) program, are awarded annually to UK residents aged between 16 and 21.

The scheme and the bursaries cover a huge variety of air sports and aviationrelated activities including: paragliding, gliding, hang-gliding, parachuting, microlight aircraft, helicopter, fixed wing aircraft and the designing, building and flying of model aeroplanes.

Sixteen-year-old James said: “I am delighted to have been chosen to receive this prestigious bursary. The award will support my gliding ambitions and help develop my skills.” 

RAeCT bursary administrator David Bills said the Trust had made more awards this year than in any other which, he said, demonstrated a great commitment from UK youth.

He said: “It is so encouraging to see the next generation of supporters entering into, and developing as part of, the flying community. Every year we take great interest in following their progress and achievements closely and we wish them the very best success.” 

Those interested in applying for bursaries for 2014 should visit where information will be available from September.