Regional Aviation Association of Australia – Scholarships 2018

Every year the Regional Aviation Association of Australia offers scholarships to upcoming pilots and engineers in our membership group. This year they have opened up these scholarships to the whole aviation industry. Please find attached application forms for the scholarships that are on offer for 2018. These applications are open until 31 August 2018. Scholarships range up to $7,500 and applications are now open for student Pilots, Engineering apprentices and also young women looking to enter the industry (Sydney only). These scholarships will be presented at the RAAA 2018 National Convention Gala Dinner in October.

Details of the scholarships as well as application forms can found in the attached files

Ansett Pilot Scholarship

Jeppesen Aircraft Maintenance (Avionics)

Hawker Pacific Aircraft Maintenance (Airframe Engines)

Women in Aviation Scholarship (Sydney)

Hawker Pacific Aircraft Maintenance (Avionics)

Moorabbin Flying Services Multi Crew Cooperation Scholarship

Jeppesen Pilot Scholarship


Port Adelaide NCO Awarded Flying Scholarship

Corporal Preethika Ganiger from the Port Adelaide Squadron of the Australian Air League  was recently awarded a flying scholarship through Recreational Aviation Australia (

Preethika completed the application, and attached the supporting reference letters including one from South Australia Wing OC Gp.Comr. Martin Ball.

The application also required an essay of no more than 1000 words, but of this requirement Preethika said, “I mean how could you write something like wanting to achieve a childhood dream in just 1000 words? Impossible.”

After submitting the application Preethika then had to wait 4 long months.

Finally, in July she received a letter advising she was successful in beating out 81 other entrants, in obtaining the scholarship and is now well on her way in achieving her flying goals.

Reflecting on this achievement Preethika said, “As a cadet of the Australian Air league, the coaching and knowledge of Aviation and air experiences and support from the officers and educators are true key to achieve this scholarship.”

All of us here at Port Adelaide Squadron, wish her the very best in her pursuit of her flying dream.

Victoria Group Flag Party Training Day

Members of Victoria Group are invited to attend a Flag Party Training Day on Saturday 11 Aug 2018.

The day is designed to train existing and potential flag party members in the skills required to assist in their squadron duties, and additionally to standardise the conduct of flag party operations throughout Victoria Group.

Details can be found in circular VC/FC/02/18.

Vietnam Veterans Commemoration 2018

Victoria Groups Squadrons have been invited to participate in the Yarra Valley & Outer Eastern Vietnam Veterans Day Commemoration: 52nd Anniversary of the Battle of Long Tan on Sunday 12th August 2018 in Lilydale.

Please see the attached circular for all details. Squadrons are requested to contact Gp.Comr. Alastair Thomas if a contingent from their squadron will be in attendance by Saturday 4th August by forwarding a completed nominal roll (also attached).

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