13 May 2014
The dream of a career in aviation is closer for four women thanks to financial support from Airservices Australia, the national air traffic services provider.
The four women pilots have won flight training scholarships offered in conjunction with the Australian Women Pilots’ Association (AWPA). The winners were announced at the AWPA Annual General Meeting in Cowra, New South Wales, on Saturday 10 May.
Each winner receives $6000 to subsidise the cost of obtaining a private or commercial pilot’s licence. An additional $2000 is awarded to the women as bonus payments on achieving milestones.
Airservices Acting Executive General Manager Corporate and Industry Affairs, Elissa Keenan, said the scholarships were designed to support the sustainability of the general aviation community and to promote careers in aviation.
“We are pleased to support AWPA and its goals for women pilots in the future of Australia aviation. Airservices congratulates all the winners, and encourages them to pursue their commercial pilot’s license,” Ms Keenan said.
“Since 2010, four scholarship winners have gone on to accept flying positions in the industry after successfully achieving a commercial pilot license, which demonstrates how valuable these scholarships are in assisting these women pursue their flying dreams.”
Recipients of the 2014 AWPA and Airservices Flight Training Scholarships are:
- Shannae Terrill, High Wycombe, WA. Flight training at the Royal Aero Club of Western Australia.
- Tamlyn Gresser, Glenmore Park, NSW. Flight training at Curtis Aviation, Camden.
- Amy Elizabeth Crevola, Melbourne, VIC. Flight training at Tristar Aviation Moorabbin.
- Lenai Therese Brittain, Broadbeach Waters, QLD. Flight training at Airways Aviation, Bilinga.
The scholarship recipients were chosen from a field of applicants who had demonstrated an interest in flying and were supported by their flying instructors. Applicants must be a member of AWPA, at least 18 years of age and have commenced flight training.