Scholarship fuels Alaska teen’s dreams of flight

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ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Less than a month shy of his 18th birthday, Alexander Agosti is a little closer to his dream of becoming a professional pilot thanks to Crowley Maritime Corporation’s Alaska petroleum distribution group, which sponsored the Alaska Air Carriers Association (AACA) 2013 Forrest Jones Memorial Scholarship. Agosti earned the scholarship for his outstanding academic record and passion for aviation.

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Boston 8 folding bike debuts

Boston 8 Open Final

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Montague Corporation, a manufacturer in full-size folding bikes for 25 years, knows what pilots are looking for in a bike: low maintenance, a suitable range of gears, adjustable handle bar height, fenders, and the ability to fold for easy stowage in the hold of a plane. Thanks to the Boston 8, the private pilot can have it all, company officials said.

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LightHawk provides emergency flight for endangered howler monkey

Howler monkey transport w pilot

Mia, a Yucatan black howler monkey hit by a car in Bermudian Landing, will get a second chance at life after being airlifted to the Wildtracks Primate Rehabilitation Centre in Sarteneja.

The flight, arranged through LightHawk, a volunteer conservation aviation group based in the United States, brought the howler money to the center in northern Belize for rest, recuperation, and, hopefully, restoration to the wild in a few weeks time, said Wildtracks’ co-founder Zoe Walker.

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LA training center receives $100,000 donation

Single-engine Cessnas and a former Coast Guard HH-52 helicopter will continue to line one of the most unique classrooms within the Los Angeles Unified School District, thanks to a $100,000 donation. According to a report in the Los Angeles Times, the North Valley Occupational Center-Aviation Center had been facing closure or relocation after 40 years at Van Nuys Airport because of budget cuts and a rent increase. The donation will keep the program open for another year.