Pancakes to pilot scholarships

Print Article

The local Experimental Aircraft Association, EAA Chapter 757, is seeking pilot training scholarship applications. The Chapter held monthly pancake breakfasts from May through September to raise funds for flight training scholarships. Food is provided by generous donations from 3-Mile Café, Super One, and Safeway. Northern Air donates the hangar space for all EAA events and meetings. Your donations really make a difference and provide our local students with great career opportunities.

Over 25 flight training scholarships have been awarded during the past 9 years. Many recipients have earned their pilot license, and some have achieved advanced ratings such as instrument, commercial, and seaplane.

Applicants must be students, either in school or already in a flight training program. There is no age limit, but high school age students will receive priority. Scholarship recipients will be funded for ground school fees, excluding books and materials. The three highest achieving ground school students may receive additional funding for flight training adequate for most students to solo. Depending on the number of applicants, smaller scholarships may be available to assist with advanced pilot training.

Go to the EAA Chapter 757 website (www.757.eaachapter.org) for specific scholarship application information and requirements or contact Gene Andrews (208-610-8339) with questions or suggestions. Applications are due Dec. 6 and should be submitted to EAA Chapter 757, 64602 Hwy 2, Boundary County Airport, Bonners Ferry, ID 83805.

EAA meetings are held each second Tuesday at the Boundary County Airport, Northern Air training room at 6 p.m. All are welcome to attend. There is generally an information or training presentation along with the meeting. The group is currently constructing a World War I Sopwith biplane replica (much like the aircraft in our letterhead) as a training exercise and fun project.

Print Article

Read More Local News

Women’s Cancer Group hosts spaghetti fundraiser

October 11, 2018 at 6:00 am | Bonners Ferry Herald BONNERS FERRY — On Oct. 4, Chic-N-Chop hosted the Bonners Ferry Women’s Cancer Education and Support Group’s fourth annual spaghetti feed fundraiser. Community members came together to support the gr...

Comments

Read More

A busy Monday night for area firefighters

October 11, 2018 at 6:00 am | Bonners Ferry Herald BONNERS FERRY — Two fires kept firefighters busy on Monday, Oct. 8. The first fire took place at a residence on Main Street, just south of Bonners Ferry in the Paradise Valley Fire District. Paradi...

Comments

Read More

How to survive a motor vehicle crash

October 11, 2018 at 6:00 am | Bonners Ferry Herald In the United States, thousands of motor vehicle collisions occur every day. In fact, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), over 6 million vehicle crashes were repo...

Comments

Read More

Fund set up for Brian Ashby

October 11, 2018 at 6:00 am | Bonners Ferry Herald Fund to help Brian Ashby family: Local resident Brian Ashby was recently diagnosed with Stage Four cancer. A fund for his family and their medical expenses has been established at Columbia Bank. ...

Comments

Read More

Contact Us

(208) 267-5521
Po Box 539
Bonners Ferry, Id 83805

©2018 Bonners Ferry Herald Terms of Use Privacy Policy
X
X