The Green Castle Aero Club and its members would like to welcome candidates to apply for the Bill Kimble Flight Training Scholarship. We offer this scholarship periodically to honor the memory of Bill Kimble, one of our founding members, by awarding the chance to earn a pilot’s license to a deserving young person. The ideal candidate someone with an enduring attraction to aviation. Past graduates have gone on to become airline pilots, military pilots, flight engineers and air traffic controllers, or simply begun a lifelong hobby. Earning a pilot’s license requires two closely related types of training: study of flying theory and rules “on the ground” to pass a written test and acquisition of practical skills “in the air” to pass what is referred to as a “check ride.” This year, we have revised the Scholarship into a two phase experience with the intent of potentially making it available to more individuals.
The Club’s flight training scholarship will be offered in two phases. Recipients of the Phase I scholarship will be enrolled in our ground school free of charge. The goal of this phase is to prepare for the written test required for a private pilot’s license.
Recipients of our Phase II Scholarship, drawn from the Phase I recipients after they have been observed in ground school for a period of time, will go on to flying with an instructor. The goal of this phase is to pass the “Check Ride” and earn a private pilot’s license.
For details and for downloadable Announcement and Application forms (or a Scholarship Poster,) click on this SCHOLARSHIP link.