The Experimental Aircraft Association Inc. recently announced that Baylee Hanlon of Greencastle has been accepted to attend the EAA Advanced Air Academy 2011 in Oshkosh, Wis.
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.
Hanlon joins many other young people ages 16-18 in this aviation program. Several days of the academy take place during the world's largest aviation event -- EAA AirVenture OSHKOSH 2011. 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.
"The EAA Air Academy teaches young people new skills and instills a pride of craftsmanship,' said Bob Campbell, EAA manager of museum operations and resident education. "More importantly, it develops their leadership potential and broadens their understanding of both aviation and themselves. The EEA Air Academy is a benchmark of personal experience and an aviation experience that will last a lifetime."
Those interested in attending any of EAA's Air Academy programs should write to Experimental Aircraft Association, Inc., Resident Education Office, PO Box 3086, Oshkosh, WI 54903-3086. Applicants need not be EAA members.
"The prime consideration is an interest and enthusiasm for aviation," Campbell said.