Flight Training Bursary
Ken and Bev Byberg present a generous donation to the COPA 149 Flight Training Bursary to Adrian Verburg, captain of COPA 149, at a recent COPA 149 social event
COPA 149 Flight Training Bursary
COPA 149 is excited to announce a new Flight Training Bursary at the Niagara Central Dorothy Rungeling Airport (NCDRA).
A generous donation from Ken and Bev Byberg along with donations from members of COPA 149 have made it possible to launch a bursary of $1000.00 to each successful candidate.
This bursary will be awarded to an individual pursuing flight training at the NCDRA. The criteria for this bursary are listed below.
If you believe that you fit the criteria and wish to apply for the bursary, please send an email to COPA 149 at email@example.com. Provide details showing that you fit the criteria.
COPA 149 would be pleased to accept donations towards this bursary from any interested individuals who would like to support flight training at the NCDRA. Click on the button to view the donation form.
Criteria for the COPA 149 Bursary ($1000.00)
Training must take place at the NCDRA.
The recipient must be between 16 and 23 years of age.
The recipient must demonstrate need and commitment to be eligible. Preference may be given to persons in or having completed an aviation related program.
The successful recipient will be chosen by COPA 149 in collaboration with the Chief Flying Instructor at the NCDRA.
The recipient should reside in Pelham, Wainfleet, Welland or Port Colborne and must be a Canadian citizen.
The recipient should complete the PPL or RPL training within a two year period.
The successful recipient will receive the bursary after completing a first solo, as verified by the CFI at the NCDRA.
The COPA 149 Flight Training Bursary for 2022 was presented at the July 11 BBQ to David Turner, a student pilot at the Niagara Central Dorothy Rungeling airport. David has completed his first solo flight and plans on a career in aviation. The bursary is jointly funded by contributions from the Byberg Family Foundation and the members of COPA 149. From left to right: Adrian Verburg (Captain COPA 149), David Turner and Ken Byberg.
The COPA 149 Flight Training Bursary for 2016, valued at $250, was presented at the November 2016 COPA 149 meeting to Bill Salton, a student pilot at the Niagara Central Dorothy Rungeling airport by COPA 149 Captain Adrian Verburg. Bill has obtained his Private Pilot licence.