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April 21, 2010 > Air Academy scholarships announced

Air Academy scholarships announced

Submitted By Paul Buenrostro

Hayward Air Rally, the longest continually-held proficiency flying event in North America, has selected two local Bay Area youth to receive full scholarships to the Experimental Aircraft Association's (EAA) Air Academy for the summer 2010 program.

Scholarships recipients are Grace Feng, a junior at Mt. Eden High School, Hayward, and Thomas Kelbert, a freshman at Leland High School, San Jose.

The aviation-oriented academy, located in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, is a residential, summer camp for students to develop and explore their interest in aviation. This experience can provide a life-long love of aviation and an opportunity to create friendships with fellow aviation enthusiasts.

The Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) was founded in 1953 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, as a local club for those who built and restored their own aircraft. It quickly grew to include anyone who enjoys flying for recreation and welcomes all aviation enthusiasts to participate. Today, EAA is a non-profit 501(c)(3) with 160,000 members in more than 100 countries. EAA is committed to preserving aviation history and heritage, and helping to prepare future generations of aviators.

For more information about the EAA Air Academy call (888) 322-3229 or visit

Hayward Air Rally

The annual Air Rally is staged by the Hayward Air Rally, Inc., a not-for-profit California public benefit corporation. Originally conceived in 1964, the Hayward Air Rally's primary charter is to enhance general aviation safety by encouraging aircraft pilots to remain proficient in basic flight and fuel management techniques.

The next Hayward Air Rally will next be held on June 10-11, 2010, originating at the Hayward Executive Airport and continuing over a challenging and competitive route to Redding, CA, with an ultimate destination of Bend, OR.

For more information about the Air Rally, visit

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