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The Dennis Kenyon Junior helicopter scholarship is in memory of Dennis Kenyon Junior who was sadly lost in March 2000. He started his flying aged 14 and was the youngest pilot to qualify for training as a helicopter instructor at age 18. He was also a qualified fixed wing pilot.
A fully funded JAA PPL(H) is awarded each year to a British National aged between 18 and 23. No formal educational qualifications are required, but candidates holding GCSEs or higher qualifications will normally have an advantage. Applicants are required to believe themselves capable of passing a JAA 'Class Two' medical, and those short-listed for a final 'aptitude test' will need to be in possession of the medical certificate.
The scholarship is open to any UK national.
Aged 18 to 23 in the calendar year the scholarship is announced.
Not able to personally fund flying to the PPL stage.
Be available and able to fund or make accomodation arrangements for the four week period of the course.
Able to qualify for a JAA 'Class Two' medical issued by the UK CAA.
Have a command of the English language.
Candidates should write or preferably e-mail an application, enclosing details of career to date, interests and hobbies, copy birth certificate, (a photograph is always helpful for the selection committee.) Write an essay of not more than 300 words outlining why they believe they should be awarded the scholarship.
The Dennis Kenyon Junior Helicopter Scholarship,
6 Caple Avenue,
It is not possible to reply to letters or discuss aspects of the scholarship. All E-mails will be acknowledged. Candidates who are short-listed for interview will be notified and possibly published in the UK 'FLYER' aviation magazine.
It is not the intention of the scholarship to provide a route to a professional licence. The scholarship is offered as a route to a Private Helicopter licence and bring youngsters into the industry.
Also that as the scholarship did not have sufficient funds to offer the award for 2011, but it is expected to be definite for 2012 but once again the situation is always dependent on sufficient sponsorship becoming available.
Safe flying to all. Dennis Kenyon.