Ground school, AirVenture camp scholarships available

For the sixth year running, the Cascade Warbirds is accepting scholarship applications. This year, students can apply for either Private Pilot Ground School and Introduction Flights or a trip to EAA AirVenture Aviation Camp 2012 to be held in Oshkosh, Wisconsin.

Cascade Warbirds has teamed with Galvin Flight Service at Boeing Field, Seattle, and with Avian Flight Center at the Bremerton airport to provide the scholarship recipient with tuition, books and supplies, and two introductory instructional flights. The ground school portion comprises classroom lectures, visual presentations, group discussions, practical exercises, and field trips over a period of 50 hours. Classes generally meet one weeknight per week for three hours and one Saturday per week for eight hours over a period of five weeks. Successful completion of this Private Pilot Ground School will qualify the student to take the FAA’s Private Pilot Written Exam.

This award also includes two instructional flights in a light aircraft, the make and model of which will be matched to the student. The first flight will occur part way through the ground school, based on the instructor’s recommendation, and the second flight will occur after the successful completion of the ground school course. Each flight will include a pre-flight briefing, actual runway and taxi procedures, introduction to radio communications, the take-off, a series of in-flight maneuvers, the return and landing, and post-flight procedures. These two flights will be logged in the student’s personal logbook and count toward the minimum flight time required to earn a Private Pilot license.

In partnership with the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, to provide the tuition for the EAA’s Advanced Air Academy. This camp provides an atmosphere for mature students to become totally immersed in the world of flight. Ground instruction and introductory recreational flight experiences highlight this meaningful, action-packed camp. It combines “in-the-air” and “on-the-ground” hands-on activities. The award covers both tuition and room and board for the session. The 2012 Camp dates are July 27 through August 4. This schedule provides an overlap of a portion of AirVenture. To be considered, students must be ages 16, 17, or 18 at the time of the camp. This award also includes a travel allowance to Oshkosh of up to $250, available upon written request.

 

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