At 14 years of age, St Stanislaus College student Lachlan Pendarakis has his sights set on a future career with the Royal Australian Air Force [RAAF].
And his career aspirations have just become more promising, with Lachlan set to commence a Recreational Aviation [RA] Australia pilot training scholarship.
"I'm really excited to commence the scholarship, as there's nothing quite like seeing the world from up high," he said.
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Lachlan has been a member of the Bathurst Aero Club since he was 12, with his interest first piquing from seeing a lone glider in the sky.
The scholarship will see Lachlan learn in a light-sport aircraft approved by RA Australia through local flight school Learn 2 Fly.
"Learn 2 Fly teach people in Bristell aircraft, which are great modern planes to learn in," he said.
"The Bathurst Aero Club have been really helpful in helping me along on my career path, as there's people with both commercial and military aviation experience."
Lachlan is the youngest ever member of the Bathurst Aero Club, and said he got a lot of helpful advice out of a recent youth day held at Bathurst Airport.
"The event featured a host of experienced pilots, and it was eye-opening to hear about their stories and travels," he said.
"We even got to go for a flight in a Cessna 172, which is one of the more famous aircraft models out there."
The Bathurst Aero Club has been a key local organisation dedicated to the interests of past, present and future pilots since 1938.
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