COMING SOON the Roger Connellan AwardThe Chairman of the Connellan Airways Trust, Mr Gavin Carpenter OAM, announces the establishment of the Roger Connellan Award for excellence in aviation which will be offered for the first time in July 2017.
The Award is the result of a generous donation by the Connellan family in memory of Eddie Connellan’s son Roger Connellan. Roger was a bush pilot who rose to Chief Check and Training Captain of Connair when they employed 120 commercial pilots and helped establish the Alice Springs Aero Club in 1964.
The Award gives the opportunity, by the provision of financial support of up to $20,000, to people living in Outback Australia for skill development in an aviation related field excluding initial licensing.
The Award will be made to an applicant for further qualifications and professional development programs in a recognised aviation field.
The Roger Connellan Award will open on the 1 July 2017 and will be a perpetual annual award.