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Congratulations to EAA Chapter 288 member Brendan Wixson our 2020 Ray Scholarship award winner.
Brendan has finished his training and is now ready for his check ride.
Chapter 288 has again qualified to administer a scholarship for 2021. The Ray Aviation Scholarship Fund is a scholarship program that is supported by the Ray Foundation, managed by EAA, and administered through the EAA Chapter network. Through the generous support of the Ray Foundation, EAA has provided $5000 and Chapter 288 will provide $5,000 to our 2021 winner for flight training expenses.
We will start accepting applications and starting the interview process in March. Applicants must be between 16 and 19 years old.
More information on the Ray Aviation Scholarship program can be found by pressing the button in the box below.
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The next cycle of flight training scholarships is now open for online applications through June 1. These scholarships are for those flight students beginning their training between July 1 and December 31, 2021.
The EAA Young Eagles Program, in partnership with the ISTAT Foundation grants program, has produced this series of “Careers in Aviation” videos.
This series promotes participation in aviation and showcases the variety of careers that are available to those who have a passion for aviation.
Each video focuses on a specific aviation career and highlights a personal story in that field.
EAA has teamed up with United Airlines to encourage young people to pursue aviation on all levels, with a variety of programs and activities that build on the strength of each organization. The joint effort will build on the success of current EAA and United Airlines programs. That includes EAA Young Eagles, which has introduced flight to 2.2 million young people since 1992, and the United's Aviate program that offers aspiring and established pilots the most direct and best path to United Airlines.
"United has been involved with EAA at various levels for some time, such as at our annual EAA AirVenture Oshkosh fly-in, but each organization was seeking a way to create a comprehensive pathway for young people to discover aviation and then learn more about the exciting possibilities for their futures," said Rick Larsen, EAA's vice president of programs, publications, and marketing. "United's Aviate program offers a terrific new opportunity to provide a pathway for those Young Eagles who seek flying careers, especially with United's reach and visibility in the communities it serves throughout the country."
As part of the agreement, EAA will become the Official Youth Aviation Partner of United Airlines, while United will be the Official Airline of Young Eagles. EAA and United will also share visibility, web portals, and links that introduce people to all the programs available from each.
(Thanks to the Aviation News Network for this article)
YOUNG EAGLES CREDITS TO BE DOUBLED THIS SUMMER
Charlie Becker reports that International Young Eagles Day is set for Saturday, June 12, 2021 and many EAA chapters will be flying kids that day as the program begins to return after the pandemic made flight rallies and individual flights much more difficult over the past 12 months. This date is also being targeted by a number of chapters as their first public event coming out of the pandemic shutdown, although COVID protocols will be in place at many events. As an incentive for Young Eagles flights, the EAA chapter credits earned for the Air Academy program and other chapter support will be doubled for flights in June through August.
INFORMATION for PARENTS:
Your child can join the ranks of more than 2 million Young Eagles® and see their world from a whole new perspective. Since 1992, Young Eagles flights have been safely conducted in nearly every type of general aviation aircraft, from light planes to business jets, and everything in between.
What is EAA?
EAA, the Experimental Aircraft Association, is an international aviation membership association founded in 1953 and headquartered in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. Local chapters are located in all 50 states and many countries. Members are aviation enthusiasts of every age group, including many airline and commercial pilots, engineers, business people and even astronauts. They enjoy all types of airplanes, including "experimental" aircraft, those aircraft built by individual craftsmen, rather than in a factory. “Experimental” refers to the category of aircraft designed by the FAA for these types of airplanes. Similar to standard category aircraft, Experimental aircraft are inspected and certified airworthy by FAA.
Why was the EAA Young Eagles program developed?
The EAA Young Eagles Program was developed in 1992 to welcome young people into the world of aviation. Aviation is exciting and vital to our nation's future and the best way to convey that message is to actually experience flight in a first-hand setting.
What do you hope to gain by taking my child flying?
Each Young Eagle will experience a safe and enjoyable flight that will give them new perspectives on the world and life in general. Young Eagles program participants will understand that an individual's potential is unlimited and for them, the sky is the limit!
Who are the pilots?
The pilots participating in the Young Eagles program are local members of EAA who are volunteering their time and aircraft to make your child’s flight possible. Each pilot is licensed by the FAA (or governing organization outside the U.S., such as Transport Canada) and all aircraft are likewise licensed by the government. The flights are conducted according to federal regulations. No aerobatic maneuvers are performed.
How does my child become a Young Eagle?
If your child is between the ages of 8 and 17, a Young Eagle flights available from EAA Chapter 288. As a parent, you'll need to complete a Young Eagle preregistration form (see below) and then a registration form that will be available from your pilot. They can help you fill out the form and answer any other specific questions you may have.
What will the flight be like?
First, your pilot will explain what will happen during the flight. This might include talking about the airplane, reviewing an aeronautical chart and identifying reference points during the flight, completing a careful "walk around" pre-flight inspection of the airplane and identifying the parts that control the airplane, helping buckle your child's seat belt, and describing the interior of the airplane, including the instrument panel.
Once in the air, your child will see the earth and sky in a new and exciting way. They will experience the wonderful freedom of flight that many people only dream about. Many people remember this experience for the rest of their lives. The length of the flight will depend on many factors, but most Young Eagle flights last between 15 and 20 minutes.
Back on the ground, there will be additional time for questions after the flight. Please note that each pilot is encouraged to follow the Young Eagle pilot guidelines, but also has the freedom to customize the flight to make the most of local conditions and facilities.
What happens to the registration form?
After the flight is completed, the pilot will issue your child the official EAA Young Eagles logbook or certificate. The pilot then returns the registration form to the EAA Young Eagles office, where the flight will be officially registered in the World's Largest Logbook.
At the same time, EAA understands that privacy is important. Only basic information is displayed on the web and your address and phone number will never become part of the public database.
EAA will send your child follow-up information about our free on-line ground school course, details regarding other youth aviation programs, and EAA scholarships. Your child's name and e-mail address will not be sold or used for commercial purposes. EAA is sensitive to keeping you and your child's contact information confidential.
EAA CHAPTER 288 GARY SUMMERTON AND JIM CORLEY SCHOLARSHIP FUNDS
Contact the Chapter President for more information
EAA AND UNITED AIRLINES WORK TO BOOST AVIATION CAREERS
EAA has teamed up with United Airlines to encourage young people to pursue aviation on all levels, with a variety of programs and activities that build on the strength of each organization.