OSHKOSH — GoPro has teamed up with the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) Young Eagles to help aviation go-getters reach the sky. The first ever GoPro flight scholarship, dubbed “Go Fly,” was created to encourage young adults to follow their dreams of becoming a pilot.
The GoFly Scholarship provides financial assistance for flight training school, plus a one- year EAA membership, and a GoPro HERO3+ Black Edition and all necessary mounts to capture and share milestones throughout their journey to becoming a licensed pilot.
In May 2014, GoPro and the EAA encouraged individuals aged 16+ to submit a video, illustrating why they aspire to obtain their pilots license, for a chance to earn the GoFly Scholarship.
GoPro Adventure Sports Marketing Manager, Gregg DiLeo, is thrilled to be working with EAA on the inaugural scholarship, stating, “GoPro cameras are such a big part of aviation. They are the perfect device for young pilots to capture their flight experiences and document their training and adventures. The cameras can also be used as an educational tool to help new aviators analyze their progress as they work their way through flight training.”
On Friday, Aug. 1, GoPro and EAA will present the first GoFly Scholarship certificate to 21-year-old Sarah Benish during AirVenture. A student at University of Wisconsin-Madison, Benish recorded a video that displayed her knowledge of aviation, active participation in flight clubs (Young Eagles, Badger Aviators, Women SOAR) and current research at her university on air quality and air pollution. Her passion to reach the blue skies as a private pilot radiated from this video and resonated with the judging panel, company officials said.
GoPro athlete and World Champion aerobatics pilot Kirby Chambliss will present the scholarship to Benish at 1:15 pm at the GoPro AirVenture booth.