New Private Pilot: Samuel R.

We have a new Private Pilot, Samuel R., 17 years old, EAA/Ray scholarship awardee. Great and wonderful news

Bruce Erickson, Instructor

About the EAA/Ray Scholarships:
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.  Samuel is the latest to complete his private pilots certificate training under the program.

Britton Solos in Pipistrel

Pipistrel glider piloted by Britton (solo), Courtesy and Copyright Bruce Erickson, Photographer
Pipistrel glider piloted by Britton (solo)
Courtesy & Copyright Bruce Erickson, Photographer

Britton with instructor Bruce Erickson, Courtesy and Copyright Bruce Erickson, Photographer Britton with instructor Bruce Erickson
Courtesy & Copyright Bruce Erickson, Photographer

Britton with the Pipistrel glider, Courtesy and Copyright Bruce Erickson, Photographer Britton with the Pipistrel glider
Courtesy & Copyright Bruce Erickson, Photographer

Britton with the Pipistrel glider, Courtesy and Copyright Bruce Erickson, Photographer Britton with the Pipistrel glider
Courtesy & Copyright Bruce Erickson, Photographer


Britton, our newest solo student, soloed today in the Pipistrel glider.

Britton is the grandson of the late founder of Hawk, Eddie Clements.

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