Aviation students try crowdfunding to buy plane

TWO CQUniversity aviation students are trying to raise funds to buy an aircraft.

Alex Priest said he and former Tannum Sands resident Harrison Walters were hoping to find a Cessna 172 for about $25,000 to $30,000, but their aim was to raise $35,000.

Alex said all students could use the aircraft while they were studying aviation.

"If we can buy a Cessna we'll take it around Australia then donate it to the university," he said.

To donate, visit www.gofundme.com/bundabAIR.