Air Academy Scholarship

 EAA 119, Watsonville, CA

Fall 2016
Dear Aviation Enthusiast
[UPDATE] For 2017 EAA 119 is sending two young men who were wait-listed in 2016 and weren't able to go last summer.  I want to keep this letter in place for the future but at the moment we aren't anticipating sending a third kid to Air Academy in 2017.  But please keep in touch, we aren't going away!

Hi, I am Tom Hail, EAA (Experimental Aircraft Association) Chapter 119’s Young Eagles Coordinator. I am inviting you to apply for a scholarship to attend EAA’s Basic Air Academy. Chapter 119 in Watsonville is looking to award a scholarship to a local student, age 14 – 15 (mid June to early July of 2015) who has an interest in aviation. The Air Academy is a week long event held in Oshkosh Wisconsin at EAA’s headquarters each summer.  It is an incredible opportunity for youth interested in aviation.

The dates for 2016 are:

EAA Basic Air Academy - Ages 14 and 15

($1,108 paid by Chapter 119)

Session #1 - June 20 - 25, 2016
Session #2 - June 27 - July 2, 2016

The program is described in the attached brochure with more information at:

The Scholarship covers tuition, room & board for the participant.


I know if you love aviation the way I do, this is an opportunity not to missed! This is how dreams start to become reality. Please contact me or any of the other board members of Chapter 119, if you have any questions or concerns. If you are interested in applying for the scholarship, we will ask you to complete the application to the Air Academy and submit it to the Chapter 119.  The application is available HERE. The completed application and a letter of recommendation can be mailed to the Chapter address below. The deadline for submitting your application is January 31st, 2016.


We look forward to hearing from you.  Call me if you are interested in applying for the scholarship.

Tom Hail, Young Eagles Coordinator
EAA Chapter 119
60 Aviation Way
Watsonville, CA 95076