Royal Australian Air Force centenary to open doors for lucky students with scholarship

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Mayor of Albany Dennis Wellington, Air Commodore Fiona Dawson AM CSC and City of Albany chief executive Andrew Sharpe.
Camera IconMayor of Albany Dennis Wellington, Air Commodore Fiona Dawson AM CSC and City of Albany chief executive Andrew Sharpe. Credit: City of Albany/City of Albany

Young locals keen to take to the sky will get the chance to spread their wings by experiencing a day in the life of a pilot through the Royal Australian Air Force.

To celebrate the centenary of the RAAF, a youth scholarship is now on offer entailing a weekend of RAAF-themed activities for three lucky individuals aged 12 to 18.

City of Albany chief executive Andrew Sharpe said the centenary celebrations were a chance to collaborate with the second-oldest independent air force in the world.

“We hope this opportunity inspires students to challenge themselves academically and broaden their horizons while learning about Australia’s defence force,” Mr Sharpe said.

“This opportunity will be an exciting adventure for each of the winning students who will be able to immerse themselves in the experiences of the RAAF.”

Applications will be judged by a panel of City and RAAF representatives who will be looking for students to demonstrate their contribution to community, personal growth and academic excellence.

Winners and a responsible adult will also be provided with free flights from Albany to Perth with REX Airlines and accommodation at the Crown Promenade for the weekend.

The scholarship is open to youth aged 12 to 18 from all high schools within the City.

Winners are set to be announced in the week of May 17.

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