January School Holidays
Since 1967, SCOUTS New Zealand's Walsh Memorial Scout Flying School has provided the highest quality aviation training in the country for budding young pilots aged 16-19.
In 2014, 68 students attended the popular two-week long training camp at Matamata. The Walsh has many past students with successful careers in aviation. In 2008 we were pleased to welcome Pilot Officer Mary Woolston of 3 Squadron RNZAF, a past Walsh student, to present our young pilots with their Wings.
The 2013 school was fortunate to have the de Havilland Mosquito visit the school on its ferry flight back to Auckland from the Masterton Air Show. Students and staff were very privileged to be able to get a close inspection of the aircraft during the afternoon. At the Wings Parade its pilot Keith Skilling presented Scout Wings to 41 students and then departed for home with a flying display of the aircraft. Our thanks to the Mosquito’s owner Mr Jerry Yagen of the United States.
Students must be New Zealand citizens and only have minimal previous flight experience (up to 2 hours).
Cost: Fees for the 2015 school will be set during March. We anticipate that there will be an increase on the 2014 school fees of $1550 for first year Venturer and Ranger students or $445 for returning students.
Next School: Friday 9 - Friday 23 January 2015
Registrations for the January 2015 school will open late April / early May 2014.