Applications being accepted for scholarships to Ambition Program

The Partnership for Corporate Aviation Training, a non-profit organization, is working with the National Flight Academy to help provide scholarships for high school students ages 11-17 years old.  Applications are being accepted now.

The organization will provide scholarships for four students to the six-day Ambition Program. Each ‘mission’ will test the participants’ mental agility, preparedness, and communication skills, while demonstrating the importance of teamwork and goal completion. Through simulator experience and role-play, participants will have an opportunity to see firsthand how those in Naval Aviation respond to and avert emergencies in real life.

The action takes place on a virtual aircraft carrier called Ambition (CVT-11).  Each deck of Ambition is designed to simulate a modern aircraft carrier.  The program is next-generation innovative play with theme park-like sight and sound and premier technology.

“This program takes all the aspects of what most people think aviators do and consolidates into a super fun-filled, and exciting week,” said John Fitch, PCAT board member. “These kids are learning all sorts of aviation and life skills that will stay with them for the rest of their lives and PCAT is proud to be offering scholarships for this adventure.”

Following an action-packed week, the Ambition Experimental Pilots’ squadron Commanders and the Captain will host a graduation ceremony to celebrate the participants major accomplishments.

PCAT is offering an opportunity for four students to attend the program in Pensacola, Florida, either in 2014 or 2015. The scholarship from PCAT includes the Flight Academy program (which includes lodging, activities and meals) and flight travel to and from the candidates’ hometown. More information on the program can be found here.

Those interested should contact shellydezevallos@gmail.com. Applications are due by May 31, 2014, and will be announced June 4 at PCAT’s Smackdown event in San Antonio.

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