Kyle Elliott of Hamilton Accepted to Air Academy
EAA AVIATION CENTER, OSHKOSH, WISCONSIN. The Experimental Aircraft Association, Inc. proudly announces that Brett Shaffer, Chillicothe, MO; Kyle Elliott, Hamilton, MO; Tony Garcia, Trenton, MO and Mason Taylor, Maysville, MO have been selected and sponsored by EAA Chapter 944 to attend the 2016 EAA Advanced Air Academy in Oshkosh, Wisconsin.
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 16-18, in this aviation program. Several days of the Academy take place during the world’s largest and most exciting aviation event – EAA Air Venture 2016. 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 & Museum Education, Bob Campbell, says, “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.”
EAA Chapter 944, Chillicothe, MO has sponsored thirteen individuals since 2012 to attend the Advanced Air Academy. Chapter 944 hosts an annual Fly-In event each year in August which provides funds to pay for participants expenses.
Kyle is the son of Marybeth Elliott; Tony is the son of Michael and Mary Garcia; Mason is the son of Mark and Tracy Taylor; Brett is the son of Bill and Janice Shaffer.