|Seidel Chapter Awards Scholarships for Flying Academy
In order to be promoted, Civil Air Patrol cadets are required to learn airpower history, the physics of flight, engines and aircraft systems and how to read aeronautical charts. This is a great way to learn everything needed for the Federal Aviation Administration Private Pilot's Written Exam. Special summer academies are available for CAP Cadets to receive flight instruction in either gliders (usually SGS 2-33s) or powered aircraft (usually C-172s). This is an intense encampment where cadets attend ground school half of the day and fly the other half with Certified Flight Instructors. Although the encampment is conducted by very experienced volunteer pilots, the $950 tuition is not cheap.
Through the Dallas Aerospace Foundation for Education, the Seidel AFA Chapter provides scholarships for CAP cadets from the Dallas area to attend the Texas Wing Powered Flight and Glider Academies. At CAP’s recommendation, the Seidel scholarships are for 50% ($475) of the tuition cost. Seidel Chapter scholarship awardees for 2010 Texas Wing Glider Academy are: Olivia Jane Kearney, Ryan Pigeon and Jasmin Aguilar.
Each of the Seidel scholarship awardees are invited to attend a Seidel Chapter membership meeting in the fall of 2010. At that meeting, the awardees will be encouraged to detail their encampment experience by sharing their “War Stories.”
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