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Local students accepted to Air Academy

The Experimental Aircraft Association Inc. has announced that Alex Law of Granby, Grace Knight of Grand Lake, Jacob Magee of Granby, Kody Cassidy of Hot Sulphur Springs and Luke Schrader of Grand Lake have been accepted to attend the Air Academy 2010 in Oshkosh, Wis.

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 a classroom and workshop setting. They join many other young people ages 12 through 18 in this aviation program. Participants in the EAA Air Academy come from around the United States and several foreign countries.

Academy activities include flight experience, workshops, and classroom studies. The academy teaches young people skills and instills a pride of craftsmanship as well as developing leadership potential and broadens understanding of both aviation and themselves.

These five young people from Grand County are being sponsored by the Middle Park EAA Chapter 1267. The Middle Park Chapter organizes an annual pancake breakfast fly-in to raise the funds and solicits donations from generous donors to their academic fund.

This year the chapter will celebrate the reopening of a modernized flight facility by serving a pancake breakfast from 7 a.m. until 11a.m. on Saturday July 3. The chapter will likewise conduct a silent auction to expand the education fund. The number of visiting aircraft to our new facility many vary from 50 to 75 aircraft, which will be on display for the public to view and assist us in the celebration of the Fourth of July parade to be held that same morning.

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