St. Vincent resident Rishi Prikrishna Ramsamooj has been awarded a Hunter Watson Memorial Fund, locally known as the Friends of Hunter Watson Fund Grant to assist him on his road to a full commercial pilot’s license.
Prikrishna, a graduate of St. Vincent and the Grenadines Community College, and the St. Vincent Boys Grammar School enrolled this past year in the Epic Flight Academy in Florida and has been studying to earn his private pilot’s license.
He views getting a commercial pilot’s license not just as a means for obtaining employment in his chosen field, but also as a way to give something back to his home country of St. Vincent.
His goal, once he has his commercial license and sufficient experience, is to begin flying for an airline within St. Vincent and the Grenadines.
According to a report by St. Lucia News Online, he has also expressed an interest in working with and guiding young people who also have an interest in becoming pilots.