Nevada County aviation scholarship opportunity from Golden Empire Flying Association (GEFA) |

Nevada County aviation scholarship opportunity from Golden Empire Flying Association (GEFA)

The Golden Empire Flying Association is a local organization of pilots and aviation enthusiasts that has been in existence for over 50 years in Nevada County and has been offering flying scholarships since the mid-1990s. A key goal has been to encourage young men and women to consider an aviation career. Again this year, the association is offering a scholarship for student flight training toward a pilot’s license. A total of $2,500 will be provided for flight instruction leading to a student solo. Once the student has demonstrated satisfactory progress, an additional $2,500 is available for flight expenses to attain a private pilot certificate. The candidate must be at least 16 years old with a passion for aviation and live within 25 nautical miles of the Nevada County Airport. Additional requirements are to have a “good” to “outstanding” record of achievement in school or work, and be willing to commit to an active and enthusiastic pursuit of flight training. To learn more, visit for full details including an application, or email inquiries to scholarship@goldenempireflying The deadline to receive applications is May 31, 2018.

Source: Carole Gibson

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