Melville Senior High School student’s pilot dreams set to take off following scholarship

Melville Senior High School student and Thornlie resident Dean Morris’ career as a pilot looks like it might take off.
Melville Senior High School student and Thornlie resident Dean Morris’ career as a pilot looks like it might take off.

MELVILLE Senior High School student and Thornlie resident Dean Morris has a $15,000 Pilots of Tomorrow Scholarship, after going up against a number of other Perth applicants.

The 15-year-old has been selected in the program, which is a joint initiative by The Honourable Company of Air Pilots and Flight Experience Perth, enabling young aspiring aviators to achieve their dreams.

It is designed to expose teenagers to the exciting world of aviation and especially careers as pilots.

According to aircraft manufacturers Boeing and Airbus, more than 600,000 pilots are required over the next 20 years.

Flight Experience Perth director and former pilot Peter Chin said there had never been a better time to consider a career as an airline pilot.

“I flew for Qantas and Emirates over the last 30 years, and to have the chance to share my experiences with young people is extremely rewarding,” he said.

“I can’t wait to work with Dean who is a deserving recipient of this great scholarship program.

“Our ‘Pilots of Tomorrow’ program will give young kids a chance to see what it’s like to have your ‘office at 40,000 feet’ with the most spectacular views above the world.”

Dean is also known for his charity Give Our Strays A Chance (GOSAC), an organisation that raises money and awareness for stray animals, shelters and rescue groups.