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October 1, 2013 > Air Academy scholarships available

Air Academy scholarships available

Submitted By the Hayward Air Rally, Inc.

The Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) Air Academy is a unique summer camp that takes young peopleÕs interest in aviation to the next level. Participants spend a week at the Air Academy Lodge in Oshkosh WI, completely immersed in the thrilling world of aviation. Top-notch instructors help to explore the world of flight through aviation studies, hands-on activities, flight simulation and many other exciting experiences. The highlight of the week is a flight in a real airplane! These camps provide the foundation for a lifelong love of aviation as well as the opportunity to create friendships with fellow aviation enthusiasts.

From the moment a student arrives, the sky becomes the goal as a dynamic aviation experience unfolds and close friendships with fellow aviation enthusiasts begin. All camps are conducted at the EAA Leadership Center in Oshkosh, with the residence portion of the program at the impressive Air Academy Lodge.

The EAA Advanced Air Academy provides an atmosphere for mature students to become totally immersed in the world of flight. Ground instruction and introductory recreation flight experiences highlight this meaningful, action-packed camp, combining activities both on the ground and aloft.

The Air Academy Lodge is a 56-bed facility complete with great room, kitchen, dining room, computer room, conference space, flight simulation lab and recreational facilities. Dates of the Advanced Air Academy are July 22-30, and August 1-9, 2014. For more information on the Air Academy please refer to www.youngeagles.org/programs/airacademy

The EAA Advanced Air Academy also includes full access to all activities at EAA AirVenture, the world's premier aviation event. See a world-class airshow, tour the latest manufacturer exhibits of aircraft and associated products, attend educational forums, and simply walk around and be amazed by the wide variety of all things aeronautical at Oshkosh. For more information on Airventure, visit www.airventure.org

The Hayward Air Rally, Inc., a charitable non-profit, volunteer organization dedicated to aviation safety, will sponsor seven exceptional youths to attend the EAA Air Academy, one from each of the communities - Hayward, CA; Silver Springs, NV; Wendover, UT-NV; Lander, WY; Rapid City, SD; Montevideo, MN; Madison, WI. - on our competition flight route in 2014. The primary activity of Air Rally Committee is staging an annual proficiency cross-country flight competition. This year the Air Rally scholarship will provide airline fare and camp tuition for successful scholarship applicants. You can find more information about the Hayward Air Rally and a scholarship application at www.hwdairrally.org.

Boys or girls, 16 - 18 years old on the first day of the camp are eligible. Complete a written application, including essay and references by January 15, 2014. Selection of the winning candidates will be based on the evaluation of application materials and appropriate follow-up by Hayward Air Rally volunteers. The selection of the seven scholarship winners will be made by February 1, 2014.

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