Albany teenagers to realise passion for flying with Royal Australian Air Force

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Scholarship winners Luke Roecker, Heath William Caldwell and Larni-Mae Ramsell with Mayor Dennis Wellington.
Camera IconScholarship winners Luke Roecker, Heath William Caldwell and Larni-Mae Ramsell with Mayor Dennis Wellington. Credit: City of Albany

Three Albany teens with a passion for flying have secured a youth scholarship with the Royal Australian Air Force.

The budding aviation enthusiasts will be flown to Perth to experience a day in the life of a RAAF pilot while taking part in a weekend of activities to build on their aviation skills and explore career opportunities in the Air Force.

Great Southern Grammar’s Luke Roecker, 14, was one of the lucky three winners.

He is training for his Recreational Pilot License and volunteers with the Albany Mountain Bike Club and Albany Surf Life Saving Club.

Albany Senior High School’s Larni-Mae Ramsell, 16, is a sergeant in the Albany Police Rangers and coach for UWA’s school holidays program.

Heath William Caldwell, 13, also from ASHS will use the opportunity to build towards his dream job of becoming a pilot in the Air Force.

Albany Mayor Dennis Wellington said it was an honour for the City to partner with the RAAF to offer the experience to the teens.

“A day in the life at the Air Force 2021 will give these three local youths the opportunity to follow their dreams and gain some valuable career development and experience,” he said.

“All of our three winners have shown that aviation and the defence force is a path they are passionate to pursue and we wish them all the best for their weekend away with the Royal Australian Air Force.”

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