HAWK at AirVenture 2021

The Balloon Glow

This year our OSH trip was very much like everyone out there’s crazy year. Our Cherokee came due for an engine change and wasn’t able to fly to OSH and at the last minute our pipistrel motor glider had an oil pressure sensor failure so it couldn’t fly to AirVenture either. Everyone traveled by ground. The one highlight was our hot air balloon was able to make it and was able to do the Night Glow display on Friday evening. Thanks to Eric Cornelison our Balloon guy. He is carrying on the Balloon tradition of our late founder Eddie Clements. It is an all hands on deck participation of youth and adults. We received many positive comments especially when people found out we were a Youth Aviation group. It was a great week with I believe 12 youth from HAWK Aviators and the HAWK adults and some parents of the youth also.
Bruce Erickson, CFI

HAWK Leaders at AirVenture 2021:

Britton’s Photos from AirVenture 2021:

Other AirVenture 2021 Links:
EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2021: Facts and Figures for an Outstanding Year, https://www.eaa.org/eaa/about-eaa/eaa-media-room/airventure-news-releases/2021-08-03-eaa-airventure-oshkosh-2021-facts-and-figures-for-an-outstanding-year
EAA AirVenture, https://www.eaa.org/airventure
AirVenture Highlights, https://www.eaa.org/airventure/features-and-attractions/airventure-highlights
EAA AirVenture Oshkosh, https://www.eaa.org/airventure/eaa-airventure-news-and-multimedia/eaa-airventure-news/eaa-airventure-oshkosh?
WarBirdsNews, EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2021 – A Look Back at the Final Stats and Figures, August 4, 2021, https://warbirdsnews.com/warbirds-news/eaa-airventure-oshkosh-2021-a-look-back-at-the-final-stats-and-figures.html
EAA AirVenture 2021 Google Image Search, https://www.google.com/search?q=airventure+2021
EAA AirVenture 2021 Gallery, Flying Magazine, https://www.flyingmag.com/story/photos/eaa-airventure-2021-photo-gallery/
Best of OSH21, EAA AirVenture Oshkosh, https://www.flickr.com/photos/eaaairventureoshkosh/sets/72157719705128132/
EAA The Spirit of Aviation, https://www.facebook.com/EAA/

Above Photos Courtesy & © Bruce Erickson, Photographer

HAWK on TV: KREX5-KFQX Last Night

HAWK on TV March 26, 2021 Courtesy & © KREX5-KFQX/Nexstar Inc.
Click to watch HAWK on TV
March 26, 2021
Courtesy & © KREX5-KFQX/Nexstar Inc.

Did you watch this last night on KREX-KFQX last night?HAWK on TV
Click on the image and watch Natasha Lynn, William, Greg Lilley and Brian Miller explain the HAWK Aviators program.

Click on the video above or visit the Western Slopes Now website:
(HINT: Turn on the sound in the lower left corner of the video box)
https://www.westernslopenow.com/news/local-news/hawk-aviators-2/

Background:
William Completes Solo, HAWK Aviators/High Country Aviation Workshop for Kids, August 8, 2020, https://www.westernslopenow.com/news/local-news/hawk-aviators-2/

Become a Pilot, Student Pilot’s Certificate Requirements, FAA, https://www.faa.gov/pilots/become/student_cert/

The Ray Aviation Scholarship Fund is a program funded by the Ray Foundation, managed by the Experimental Aircraft Association (national) and administered through the EAA Chapter network. This program provides up to $10,000 to deserving youths for their flight training expenses.
https://www.eaa.org/eaa/eaa-chapters/eaa-chapter-resources/chapter-programs-and-activities/ray-aviation-scholarship-fund/about-the-ray-foundation

About HAWK Aviators/High Country Aviation Workshop for Kids, https://hawkaviators.org/about/

Donors HAWK Aviators/High Country Aviation Workshop for Kids, https://hawkaviators.org/donors/

HAWK on TV

Reopening the High Country Aviation Workshop for Kids Program

Reopening the High Country Aviation Workshop for Kids Program: HAWK Aviators www.hawkaviators.org
HAWK Aviators
www.hawkaviators.org
Weather permitting, the Hawk Board of directors has decided that our program will start operating again this coming Saturday March 6. We will be relying on the ability to meet and work with the Hangar doors open, in order to provide the safest environment for our participants. We are anticipating the need for temperatures to be above about 50 degrees Fahrenheit and light winds in order to provide the open air environment that is needed for our members safety. Program start time is 9:00 AM Saturday mornings, and finishes just after 1:00 pm in the afternoon. Reopening the High Country Aviation Workshop for Kids

Note:
The Annual Hawk Members meeting will be held on April 17 at 1:00 PM, just following the April 17, EAA chapter 800 meeting at the Mack Mesa Airport hangar. Members must be in good standing, and have paid their yearly membership dues in order to be eligible to vote at the meeting. Adult membership costs are $35.00 per year discounted to $25.00 per year for EAA members, and $10.00 per year for Junior members. We want to thank you for your patience through these challenging months and look forward to seeing you again real soon.
Reopening the High Country Aviation Workshop for Kids
Thanks again,

Bruce Erickson, Secretary

Annual Meeting and Saturday Workshops
on COVID-19 Hold

Annual Meeting and Workshops on COVID-19 Hold: HAWK Aviators www.hawkaviators.org
HAWK Aviators
www.hawkaviators.org
The High-Country Aviation Workshop for Kids Leadership has decided to postpone our Annual Members Meeting and election of officers until this Spring. This is due to the continuing Covid- 19 restrictions. We are tentatively planning to meet sometime within the month of April. This should benefit us with some warmer weather and give us the opportunity to open up the Hangar doors for the meeting, and have an open air experience.on COVID-19 Hold

In anticipation of our upcoming Annual Members meeting, remember that in order to be eligible to vote, each member must be paid up with their dues, so they are in good standing.

The membership dues are $ 35.00 per year for adults 18 and over
reduced to $ 25.00 per year for active EAA members
$ 10.00 per year for youth members
They can be sent to this address: P.O. Box 321 Loma, CO. 81524

The opening of the regular, formal HAWK programs for youth have also been postponed until the beginning of March, 2021, due to Mesa county health department recommendations. We anticipate making an updated announcement around the middle of February giving more exact details about re-opening our program. We want to thank all of our members for their support during this past year and are very much looking forward to this new year.

Thanks again,

Bruce Erickson, Secretary

Krista is a pilot!

Krista is a pilot!

Shockingly enough, I’ve been a “good influence” on young people once or twice.

Krista is one of the few female members of the High Country Aviation Workshop for Kids (HAWK) in Mack Mesa, Colorado. I interviewed her in 2017 for an article I wrote for EAA Sport Aviation magazine about the amazing work that this non-profit organization does getting kids involved in aviation.

I visited her home airport a couple years ago and she came along in the backseat when I took the A-Star up for a whirl. She shadowed me at Oshkosh in 2018 and 2019, getting a behind the scenes peek of EAA AirVenture media. You can imagine my shock when people kept asking if she was my daughter! (I guess there IS a resemblance.)

I’m not her mama, but I am SO PROUD of her shiny new private pilot certificate! Her voice, in the final paragraph of the story I wrote:

“The sky is such a different place; it’s like a different world,” she said. “You get freedom that you don’t get anywhere else.” Krista thinks she would like to become airline pilot. “I can’t imagine myself flying those huge airplanes, but I think I could do it,” she said. “I have no doubt that I’ll be able to become a pilot because of HAWK. This is the best thing I’ve ever done in my life.”

Beth Stanton,

As posted by Beth on Facebook 18 August 2020
Reposted on HAWKaviators.org with permission.

Krista is a pilot!: Beth, Krista & Alouette's Eurocopter France Mack-Mesa Flat Tire Weekend, May 2018 Photo Courtesy & © Beth Stanton, Photographer
Beth, Krista & Alouette’s Eurocopter France
Mack-Mesa Flat Tire Weekend, May 2018
Photo Courtesy & © Beth Stanton, Photographer
Krista and Beth at AirVenture 2019 Courtesy & © Beth Stanton
Krista and Beth at
AirVenture 2019
Courtesy & © Beth Stanton
Krista and Beth Inspecting the Seaplanes at AirVenture 2019 Courtesy & © Beth Stanton
Krista and Beth
Inspecting the Seaplanes at
AirVenture 2019
Courtesy & © Beth Stanton
Krista and Beth Testing the feel of a gryocopter AirVenture 2019 Courtesy & © Beth Stanton
Krista and Beth
Testing the feel of a gryocopter
AirVenture 2019
Courtesy & © Beth Stanton
Krista with her certificate and examiner Courtesy & © Bryan Miller
Krista with her certificate and Bradley Sullivan, DPE
Courtesy & © Bryan Miller

Clements, Eddie, Mack-Mesa Flat Tire Event, 2018, https://hawkaviators.org/fat-tire-weekend-report/