Warbirds OVer Wanaka Flying Scholarships 2017

Entriesare open NOW!

The aim of the Warbirds Over Wanaka Community Trust Flying Scholarships (WOW) is to address one of the risks identified around the future sustainability of our Airshow – a possible lack of Warbird display pilots in future years. The Trust is looking for younger pilots, passionate about Warbirds who wish to have access to these aircraft with a view to flying them.

Scholarships (entry form is below)

• Each scholarship is approximately to the value of $5000. It covers aircraft hire, insurance, fuel and instruction.

• One or two scholarships will be awarded annually to an individual or group of pilots who might require some specific training and the Scholarship should be taken up within a year of acceptance of the scholarship.

Qualification criteria

• The applicant must have a minimum of 200 hours as PIC.

• The applicant must be over the age of 18 and under the age of 50 by the time he/she would receive the scholarship award.

• The applicant must be a NZ resident.


• Entries are now open and close on 31st August 2017.

• Winners will be announced by the end of October 2017.

Terms and Conditions (see the entry form for more)

• The applicant must be prepared to pay for any other costs eg airfares and accommodation, whilst taking up the scholarship

• The scholarship will cover the costs of tuition, fuel and aircraft time up to the value of the Scholarship and will be paid directly to the aircraft owner and/or instructor.


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