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Porter accepted to EAA Basic Air Academy

Posted on Tuesday, April 23, 2013 at 12:39 pm

The Experimental Aircraft Association, Inc. proudly announces that Zane Porter of Bowling Green, the son of Randy and Joyce Porter, also of Bowling Green, has been accepted to attend the EAA Basic Air Academy 2013 in Oshkosh, Wis., to be held June 28 through July 3 of this year.

Porter was the recipient of one of two full scholarships presented by the EAA Chapter 1387, located at Troy Airpark, as part of the Chapter efforts to interest young people in aviation careers.

The EAA Air Academy offers young people the opportunity to meet and work with aviation professionals, while living and learning the arts, sciences, and lore of aviation in both classroom and workshop settings.

They join many other young people, ages 14 to 15, in this aviation program.  Participants in the EAA Air Academy come from around the United States and several foreign countries.

Academy activities will include flight experience, workshops, and classroom study.

EAA’s Director of Museum and Museum Education, Bob Campbell, said, “The EAA Air Academy teaches young people new skills and instills a pride of craftsmanship.  More importantly, it develops their leadership potential and broadens their understanding of both aviation and themselves.  The EAA Air Academy is a benchmark of personal experience . . . and an aviation experience that will last a lifetime.”

Campbell added that “those who are interested in attending any of EAA’s Air Academy Programs, should write to: Experimental Aircraft Association, Inc., Resident Education Office, PO Box 3086, Oshkosh, Wisconsin 54903-3086.”