Tue, Aug 12, 2008
High Desert Helicopters Now Accepting Applications
Rotorcraft flight school High Desert Helicopters has announced
the availability of a new flight training scholarship. The
scholarship program, titled the "High Desert Helicopters Aviator
Scholarship Program," was unveiled at the academy's Summer of
Aviation event this past weekend. The scholarship will be awarded
to three candidates annually based on demonstrated aptitude,
professionalism and financial need.
High Desert Helicopters tells ANN it hopes to lessen the
financial barrier of training for the most promising prospective
"The helicopter industry faces a unique human resources
challenge," the company says. "The ability to fill pilot positions
within the industry is a growing problem that is only expected to
worsen over the next ten years. Significant industry growth and the
retirement of Vietnam era pilots are helping to fuel pilot demand.
The high cost of pilot training and the lack of good student
lending resources is further crimping the future supply of trained
This year scholarships will be awarded on November 1, 2008 with
an application deadline set for October 1st, 2008. Applications are
now being accepted. Scholarship requirements and further details
may be found on the academy's website.
High Desert Helicopters, LLC is based at the Ogden-Hinckley
Airport in Ogden, UT.
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