Applicants between the ages of 11 to 17 are asked to submit letters expressing what makes them a great candidate for the scholarship. Examples:
• What about aviation inspires you?
• How might you use your flight school experience to fuel a potential aviation career?
• How might you empower other youth to discover the excitement of model aviation?
Date: July 14-16. Applicants will be chosen late April. Event will be held at the Shawano RC Fliers club flying site www.shawanorcfliers.com. Lunches provided. Shaded observation areas for accompanying adult(s).
Please address letters to 1st RC Flight School. 314 W. Pine St.. Shawano, WI 54166
The event started off with ground school followed by a formation night aerobatic display. The Kids were then treated to the movie Maverick movie before roasting marshmallows over the fire and camping on site. The next day the kids flew several flights until each was able to takeoff and land on their own.
Looking at the big smiles on the kids and parents faces, all clearly found the experience enormously fun and rewarding. Plans for next year’s RC youth event are already underway aimed at introducing more young people to the wonder and excitement of flight and the life lessons that aviation teaches.