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Aviation group offers scholarships to interested Gorge students

Two students may qualify for grant

The Columbia Gorge Aviation Association is offering scholarships to help a young man or woman get started in aviation as a career.

To qualify for the scholarship, a student must attend the ground school and attain at least an 85 percent passing grade. The ground training covers all the knowledge required to pass the FAA written exam for the Private Pilot Certificate.

The two students with the highest test score shall each receive $750 towards flight training. Students may start flight training any time, but the scholarship money will not be awarded until the test scores of all students who completed the course and the FAA test within the time deadline are received. The scholarship money must be used within 12 months following its award.

Ground school will be held at the Ken Jernstedt Airport in Hood River from 7 to 9 p.m. every Thursday night for 10 weeks, starting Nov. 14. Cost is $200; materials cost an additional $125 and include books, a chart plotter and aviation computer.

For more information on the scholarships and training contact Paul Schioler-Linck at (541) 386-1133.


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