NOVATO Calif. — The Gnoss Field Community Association (GFCA) has selected Poh Maga, a rising senior at San Marin High School, as its Freedom of Flight summer intern and flying scholarship winner.
Poh, 17, will be working with Scanlon Aviation in a variety of roles, exposing him to many different aspects of a modern flight school, maintenance shop and Part 135 Air Charter operation, according to officials.
He also receives a $3,000 flight scholarship that will allow him to make progress toward his ultimate goal of gaining a private pilot’s license.
A competitive swimmer, Poh also is an accomplished musician, having played with various youth orchestras since he was very young. He will be part of the inaugural student cohort to graduate from San Marin’s four year S.T.E.M. academy next June. Poh hopes to study engineering in college.
Scanlon Aviation was founded in 2006 by Patrick Scanlon to provide air charter service to California, Oregon and Nevada from the San Francisco Bay Area, and is an authorized Cirrus maintenance and sales facility.
Pat was a founding board member of GFCA in 2009, and has been the driving force in the association’s educational outreach activities.
GFCA is a membership organization comprised of 149 of the users, tenants and neighbors of Gnoss Field (KDVO) in Novato.