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Upwind Summer Scholarship Program Announces The Class Of 2017

Created By Bay-Area Pilots To Support Flight Training

The Upwind Foundation (Upwind) is pleased to announce the Upwind Summer Scholarship Class of 2017. The following San Francisco Bay Area high school juniors have been awarded the flight scholarship: Giles Beebe of Menlo Park, Peter Habelt of Burlingame, Dante Pacini of San Mateo, and Alexandra Strehlow of Portola Valley. These four aspiring young aviators have been awarded a complete primary flight training program which begins with ground school in April and continues with flight training during the summer.

"For general aviation to continue, we have to welcome in the next generation of pilots," said Upwind Executive Director Herb Patten. "The Upwind Foundation and the hundreds of pilots who donate funds to support it each year are making this dream a reality for four more high school students.”

The Upwind Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that sponsors the Upwind Summer Scholarship. Upwind was created by Bay Area pilots to promote piloting, general aviation and to cultivate interest in aviation-related careers. Each year, Upwind selects one or more high school students and provides them nine-weeks of training to prepare them to earn their private pilot certificate. The scholarship provides for ground school, flight training with expert instructors, the requisite books, charts and basic flight planning tools. Throughout the program, the scholarship recipients receive mentorship from other pilots and enjoy many other social and flying activities as new members of the aviation community.

(Image provided with Upwind Foundation news release. (L-R) Dante Pacini, Giles Beebe, Peter Habelt, and Alexandra Strehlow. Photo credit: Daniel Law.)

FMI: www.upwindscholarship.com

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