Bradon Pike was born on May 2, 1988 in Fort McMurray Alberta. He dreamed of being a pilot from the early age of five years old. He started flying model airplanes early in his teenage years. At 13 years old Bradon joined Air cadets where he obtained his Gliders License. After high school, Bradon enrolled in flight school and Graduated from Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT) in 2008. Bradon joined McMurray Aviation in 2009 where he accumulated 750 flying hours flying small charters and conducting Aerial Sight Seeing tours of the oil sands.
Bradon passed away unexpectedly on April 23, 2010 in an automobile accident, when a truck hit him after crossing over the median during a freak snowstorm. He was returning home after his aviation medical in Edmonton. Bradon’s final resting place is at Saint Matthew’s cemetery in St. Lawrence, NL, where his parents were born
Bradon’s parents Jim and Margaret Pike has set up this Scholarship in his memory because they know how passionate pilots are about what they do and the high cost of training. It also helps keep Bradon’s name and memory flying.
Bradon loved travelling, snowboarding, fishing, hunting, working on his Nissan skyline and most of all flying.
This $2,000.00 Scholarship awarded annually in Bradon’s memory. Applicants must be enrolled in the advanced training programs at Gander Flight Training. Multi – IFR or Flight Instructor Rating.
Applications to be submitted the first day of July.
Resume to be submitted as application along with:
– Submit a 500 word essay explaining why you deserve this Scholarship
– Proven safety record
– Transcript of Commercial Pilot Licence training
– Interview with Scholarship Panel
Cannot have been a previous recipient of the Bradon Pike Aviation Scholarship and must be a resident of Newfoundland and Labrador.