Today marks a big event for HAWK. Britton is the first student to receive his Private Glider Pilot’s Certificate through the HAWK glider program.
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.
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)
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 $10,000 to deserving youths for their flight training expenses.
About HAWK Aviators/High Country Aviation Workshop for Kids, https://hawkaviators.org/about/
Donors HAWK Aviators/High Country Aviation Workshop for Kids, https://hawkaviators.org/donors/
HAWK on TV
The High-Country Aviation Workshop for Kids Leadership has decided to postpone our Annual Members Meeting and election of officers until this Spring. This is due to the continuing Covid- 19 restrictions. We are tentatively planning to meet sometime within the month of April. This should benefit us with some warmer weather and give us the opportunity to open up the Hangar doors for the meeting, and have an open air experience.on COVID-19 Hold
In anticipation of our upcoming Annual Members meeting, remember that in order to be eligible to vote, each member must be paid up with their dues, so they are in good standing.
|The membership dues are||$ 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.
Bruce Erickson, Secretary
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.”
As posted by Beth on Facebook 18 August 2020
Reposted on HAWKaviators.org with permission.
Clements, Eddie, Mack-Mesa Flat Tire Event, 2018, https://hawkaviators.org/fat-tire-weekend-report/