HDFC Flying Scholarships 2019
Is this the start to your flying career?
Application closes on Sunday 13 October 2019
The Hastings District Flying Club (HDFC) is offering two $1,500 flying scholarships to promote aviation to the youth of the Hastings District.
About the Scholarship
Since 1961, HDFC has been offering flying scholarships. The first recipient was 17-year-old Jimmie Higgins. In 2006, the flying scholarships were reintroduced. Since its inception, approximately 33 scholarships have been awarded. Jimi Ludriks, a Wauchope boy was one of the inaugural recipients and is now a Boeing 747 First Officer with Cathay Pacific.
The scholarship value of $1,500 represents approximately 50% of the minimum aircraft hire as shown in the above table. HDFC membership and BAK theory kit will be provided by the club. Instructor and briefing costs are borne by the student and are paid to the instructor as they arise.
Upon accepting the scholarship successful candidates will contribute an equivalent $1,500 which then gives them $3,000 credit toward aircraft hire.
Scholarship training is valid for 12 months.
Flying training will be in the Sling aircraft under the tutelage of one of the club’s Recreational Aviation Instructors. The training will lead to a Recreational Aviation Australia pilot certificate. Lessons can be arranged 7 days a week.
We are one of the leaders in Recreational Flying Training. Our enthusiastic team of instructors draws on experience from many facets of aviation and will ensure that your flying training is conducted thoroughly, professionally and to the highest standards.
Applicants must be -
Aged between 14 and 20 years
Submit their most recent school report, if they are studying
Outline why they would like to learn to fly
Take a Trial Introductory Flight to assess aptitude at a cost of $99
Close on Sunday, 13 October 2019
You can apply online or
Apply by post. Please download the official HDFC application form and post to:
Hastings District Flying Club, P.O.Box 115, Port Macquarie, NSW 2444
Cost of Training
Some of our scholarship flying students