Launceston Church Grammar School have launched an Australian first scholarship program for students across the North interested in aviation.
The school's aviation program started as a co-curricular activity two years ago but is now apart of the curriculum with more than 60 students at the school involved.
Headmaster Richard Ford said the elective program for year 9s and 10s students equipped them with all the necessary knowledge to sit the recreational pilots licence exam.
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Students have the opportunity to help build a full-sized aircraft and have access to flight simulators.
Mr Ford said the scholarship would provide students passionate about aviation the opportunity to join the school community.
"[The scholarship] will provide an opportunity for a student who has a passion and interest in being involved in aviation at the school to come and be apart of the school community and contribute to the good work that's being done here," he said.
Head of the aviation program Dr Cameron Rogers said Tasmania is ideally situated to serve the global aviation market.
"[With] the massive growth in the airline industry in South-East Asia there's less opportunities for training there," he said.
"Australia has traditionally served as a training ground, we have amenable weather, we have less busy airspace."
"There is a real opportunity for our aviation services to serve the South-East Asian community."
He said students choose to study aviation for a variety of different reasons.
"Probably only a quarter of them plan on becoming pilots in any sort of professional capacity. "
"For a lot of them, they want to see a place where all the maths and science they are learning is useful."
He said as the program develops the school hopes to share resources with local aviation clubs.
"One of the things we hope is that as we build up some infrastructure at the school some of the other groups can come and use our simulators."
He said the school would again be contributing to the Launceston Learning Festival by providing a program with the school's drones.
Applications for the scholarship close on February 28.
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